Gay US Olympian Obsessed with VP Mike Pence Scolds Media For Making His Olympic Experience All “About Mike Pence”
Rippon is the bronze-medal winner for team figure skating and the first openly gay member of a U.S. Winter Olympic team. He is a strong advocate for LGBT rights and is known for his negative statements about Pence.
Now Rippon says that the focus should be on his skating and not his statements.
The original comments were made during an interview with USA Today in January when Rippon was asked his opinion on Pence leading the U.S. delegation.
“You mean Mike Pence, the same Mike Pence that funded gay conversion therapy? I’m not buying it,” Rippon said.
— CNN Sport (@cnnsport) February 13, 2018
Really? Then Perhaps you shouldn’t have spent the past few weeks talking about him. I haven’t heard him mention you once??? https://t.co/8lcCsoyBsq
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 14, 2018