Washington, Oct. 5 – During 2016’s only vice presidential debate, neither Sen. Tim Kaine nor Gov. Mike Pence addressed the rights of people with disabilities – the nation’s largest minority comprising one-in-five Americans.
Republican hopeful Pence was the only candidate to even mention the word, while answering a question about abortion.
“A society can be judged by how it deals with its most vulnerable: the aged, the infirm, the disabled and the unborn,” Pence said. While he did include people with disabilities, many people with disabilities are criticizing him for how he did so.
Highly displeased Pence used disabled ppl as a prop for “vulnerable populations” to make his anti #abortion argument #VPDebate #cripthevote — Alia Roth (@ANRoth23) October 5, 2016
I’m #DisabledNotVulnerable , Mike Pence. Don’t use me as a tool for your anti-choice rhetoric. #CripTheVote#VPDebate — GrandioseMoffSnarkin (@MoffSnarkin) October 5, 2016