Governor Mike Pence declared a public-health emergency in Indiana today after an HIV outbreak in rural Scott County, mostly owing to intravenous drug use. The CDC will arrive in Indiana next Monday, and Pence created a 30-day needle-exchange program, something he strongly opposes, to help curb the outbreak. There are 79 cases of HIV in the county currently — more than half of the number in the state. Pence also made national news today for signing a controversial religious-freedom law. Opponents believe the law could lead to discrimination against same-sex couples. The NCAA released a statement saying they were “especially concerned” with how the law could affect those attending the Final Four in Indianapolis. Similar measures are being considered in other states.
Let me say this to the President. I am a proud Jewish person. And I have no concerns about voting Democratic. And, in fact, I intend to vote for a Jewish man to become the next president of the United States.