Mike Pence In 2003: Anti-Muslim Bigotry Makes Us ‘No Better Than The Terrorists Who Attacked Us’

Mike Pence In 2003: Anti-Muslim Bigotry Makes Us ‘No Better Than The Terrorists Who Attacked Us’

In March, 2003, a little over two weeks before the start of the Iraq War, then-Rep. Mike Pence delivered a heartfelt speech titled “Tolerance,” asking Americans not to condemn all Muslims based on the September 11 attacks, stating, “I said that terror has no regard for religion or ethnicity, and if we attack the innocent simply because of their ethnic status, we are no better than the terrorists who attacked us.”

Donald Trump has spent his campaign “attacking the innocent” with both policies and rhetoric. This includes his proposed ban on Muslim immigration to the United States, his lies about witnessing celebrations in New Jersey following the collapse World Trade Center, his refusal to “rule out” a special ID for Muslims, along with his  statements such as “I think Islam hates us.”

With this track record in mind, does Mike Pence believe Donald Trump is “no better than the terrorists who attacked us?”