CNN anchor John King asked on Friday if it matters that taxpayer dollars are being used to pay for Karen Pence‘s housing and Secret Service protection if the vice president’s wife is teaching at a private school that seeks to exclude LGBTQ students and staff members.
“Does it matter all taxpayers pay for her housing? All taxpayers pay for her Secret Service protection? It’s not her fault she needs protection, this is the world we live in. But all taxpayers subsidize her life. Does it matter?” asked King, who anchors “Inside Politics.”
“So you mean does her First Amendment freedoms get somehow curtailed because taxpayers pay for her accommodations and security? I don’t know that a lot of people would sign on to that,” SiriusXM reporter and White House Correspondents Association president Oliver Knox said.
Karen Pence’s teaching at Immanuel Christian School in Northern Virginia has come under scrutiny because of its policies excluding gay students and staff.
SOURCE: JOE CONCHA