Vice President-elect and notorious anti-LGBT religious extremist Mike Pence was once a very stalwart propnenent of email transparency, especially when it came to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s private email server.
“Literally Hillary Clinton had classified information on a private server that she said she didn’t have … that, to me, is the kind of double standard that the American people are weary of” said Pence in an interview with Face The Nation.
But the real double standard that the American people are truly weary of is the hypocritical double standard that Republicans hold everyone else to while behaving the same way themselves.
Mike Pence is now going to court to keep the contents of his personal emails away from public eyes as a Democratic labor lawyer demands to see some missives between Pence and a political ally over the state of Indiana’s participation in multi-state lawsuit over President Obama’s immigration reform.
Indianapolis attorney William Groth believes that the people have a right to know how many of their taxpayer dollars were spent on hiring an outside legal firm to fight against President Obama’s immigration reform efforts in 2014.
“I think joining the lawsuit without the attorney general and hiring that firm was a waste of taxpayer dollars and the people have the right to know how much of their money was spent” says Groth.
The Marion Superior Court decided to give the state government the right to withhold information as they saw fit, prompting an outcry over the dismantling of judicial checks and balances on government power.
“It comes down to this — the court is giving up its ability to check another branch of government, and that should worry people,” says Indiana University Professor Gerry Lanosga.
Groth is appealing the case, which will be reviewed on November 21st.
It just goes to show that once again, Republicans never practice what they preach. This is certainly a herald of what’s to come with the Trump-Pence administration; a government that hides its actions from the public and tear down what little checks and balances still remain in place.
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This is a staff report from former Occupy Democrats Editor in Chief Colin Taylor or contributor Rob Haffney.