Vice President Mike Pence first made a name for himself in the political field as a strict conservative– who was extremely vocal about his beliefs before earning a seat for the House of Representatives in 2001. He then moved up to the Chair of the House Republican Conference in 2009 before becoming the 50th Governor of Indiana in 2013 and now Vice President of the United States.
President Donald Trump took things to Twitter for an announcement banning transgender people from serving in the military on July 26, 2017.
Now, Pence’s past statements on the military division (and Disney) are being brought back into the light.
In a 1999 op-ed, Pence took a stab at the mouse, declaring the animated feature Mulan an attempt by some “mischievous liberal” at Disney to influence the debate over women in the military.
The op-ed ran on a website for Pence’s radio program; BuzzFeed news was the first to dig up the documents.
Here’s what else he had to say:
“Despite her delicate features and voice, Disney expects us to believe that Mulan’s ingenuity and courage were enough to carry her to military success on an equal basis with her cloddish cohorts. Obviously, this is Walt Disney’s attempt to add childhood expectation to the cultural debate over the role of women in the military.” – Vice President Mike Pence
“I suspect that some mischievous liberal at Disney assumes that Mulan’s story will cause a quiet change in the next generation’s attitude about women in combat and they just might be right. (Just think about how often we think of Bambi every time the subject of deer hunting comes into the mainstream media debate.)” – Vice President Mike Pence
And his final thought:
Moral of story: women in military, bad idea.” – Vice President Mike Pence
Here’s the full op-ed:
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