Indiana Gov. Mike Pence at center of political firestorm treasures his Irish heritage

Irish Central | April 3, 2015

Mike Pence (R), the Indiana governor at the center of the raging religious exception controversy, is a proud Irish American who cites his Irish grandfather as his inspiration.

Indeed, he angered many conservatives in 2012 when he was a member of the House of Representatives and declared that he was willing to strike a deal on immigration reform with Democrats.

The reason he gave was his Irish grandfather. When asked about the reason by The New York Times he responded: “April 11, 1923.”

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