Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump announced his running mate on Friday morning, choosing Indiana Governor Mike Pence.
Pence, famously known for leading Indiana’s LGBTQ discrimination charge and speaking out against Planned Parenthood and a woman’s right to choose, also doesn’t seem to believe in evolution. Go figure.
When visiting MSNBC in 2009, Hardball host Chris Matthews asked Pence about science education, and more specifically, his belief in evolution.
MATTHEWS: Okay, you want to educate the American people about science and its relevance today. Do you believe in evolution, sir?
PENCE: Do I believe in evolution? I embrace the view that God created the heavens and the earth, the seas and all that’s in them.
MATTHEWS: Right. But do you believe in evolution as the way he did it?
PENCE: The means, Chris, that he used to do that, I can’t say. But I do believe in that fundamental truth.
Now that is some political doublespeak. Talk about avoiding giving a solid answer when a simple yes or no would have sufficed.
Of course, he doesn’t believe in evolution. It’s hard to find a Republican who does.
Yet, we honestly have no idea what Donald Trump thinks about the biological science, we now know he chose a running mate who is just as anti-science as we could have assumed.