Life at № 42 by E.M. Coutinho
“… Pence’s comment about Duke came in response to a question after Hillary Clinton, the Democratic candidate for president, referred to Trump supporters, including Duke, as a “ basket of deplorables.”
Pence was asked during his press conference if he condemned the word ‘vice’ on Christian principles, why then didn’t he condemn the Ku Klux Klan, a white supremacist organization, that openly participates in immoral and wicked behavior?
‘I would,’ he answered. ‘But if we start criticizing deplorables, we run the risk of losing half our voters.’ Pence, who regularly touts his Christian faith, often describes himself as “a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican, in that order.”