Mayor McDermott to Governor Pence: “Step Aside For The Good Of Indiana”

admin Mayor's Office, News

I woke up this morning to the nation and world taking our state to task again for a measure signed into law by our governor that should have never seen the light of day. The Indiana I know is one that is welcoming, open and tolerant. The Indiana that Governor Pence has allowed to be seared into the mindset of many Americans is one of out of touch intolerance and discrimination. Major corporations are directing tens of millions of dollars elsewhere, conferences are canceling and economic development dollars are going to other states.

When a CEO of a corporation makes a decision that irreparably harms the company that he or she runs, they oftentimes step aside voluntarily or are asked to by the Board of Directors. If Governor Pence can’t even answer a simple question on national TV and defend our state and Hoosiers everywhere, he needs to look himself in the mirror and ask whether he has the leadership that Indiana needs right now. If Indiana was a corporation we’d be asking the Governor to step down. It’s too late for clarifications.

For the good of Indiana Governor, please step aside and let new leadership fix the harm that you’ve caused all of us that are proud to call ourselves Hoosiers.