Daily Beast Editor Likens Mike Pence To Segregationist George Wallace

Matthew Balan | March 30, 2015
Font Size

[More in the cross-post on the MRC's NewsBusters blog.]

On the 30 March 2015 edition of CNN's New Day, Daily Beast editor-in-chief John Avlon likened Indiana Governor Mike Pence's defense of his state's new religious freedom law to George Wallace's fight for racial segregation. Avlon asserted that Republican politicians "don't want to say they're in favor of bigotry. So what you get is that incredibly awkward stonewalling by Mike Pence." He added that "this puts him in the same position as George Wallace...by saying that...I'm not in favor of segregation. I never have been. This is about states' rights and the Constitution."

donate
mrc merch