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"Smoking Doesn't Kill" And Other Great Old Op-Eds From Mike Pence

The Indiana governor who is at the center of the debate surrounding the recently signed Religious Freedom Restoration Act in his state wrote some interesting op-eds 15 years ago. **Trump, according to multiple reports, was expected to announce he had chosen Pence as his running mate at a now-cancelled event in New York City on Friday.

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On climate change, Pence says CO2 from burning fuels can't be the cause of increased global temperatures because it "is a naturally occurring phenomenon in nature..." not an unnatural one. He also mixes up India and Indonesia.

Pence says George Washington was a Republican: "Republicans, from George Washington to George W. Bush just have better ideas." Washington didn't belong to any political party and famously warned against them in his farewell address.

Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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