Indiana Democratic Party Chair, Dan Parker, sends an email to supporters, ripping Indiana gubernatorial candidate, Mike Pence, for his comparison of the Supreme Court's ruling to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
I bet you remember where you were when it happened.
I had just dropped my kids off at school, was ready for a routine day at the office.
Then, in a heartbeat, the world changed.
All of America watched in stunned silence as terrorists piloting hijacked aircraft crashed into the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field and reduced the World Trade Center in New York City to a million tons of rubble.
Thousands perished, and 11 years later, we are still recovering.
So it seems unconscionable – impossible, even – that a sitting member of Congress elected less than a year before the 9/11 attacks, would compare that tragedy to a judicial ruling.
But that’s exactly what Mike Pence did this morning.
In a closed-door meeting with his fellow Republicans, Congressman Pence likened the Supreme Court ruling upholding President Obama’s health care reform legislation to the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil in the history of our nation.
Pence tried to walk his words back, immediately phoning in an apology to reporters but refusing to admit what was said or why he said it.
We don’t need him to explain himself.
Today, Mike Pence showed his true colors.
That where were you opening? Intense and more than a little provocative.
Pence apologized soon after making the comments, which he called "thoughtless."