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VP Pick Mike Pence in 2004: “WMDs Have Been Found in Iraq”

HeadlineJul 22, 2016

Meanwhile, old video footage of Mike Pence resurfaced Thursday of Pence testifying on the floor of the House of Representatives in 2004 that weapons of mass destruction had been found in Iraq.

Rep. Mike Pence: “Despite the national media’s best efforts to minimize the news, I am here to report, as the United States military confirmed in Iraq on Monday, weapons of mass destruction have been found in Iraq. … 'Where are the WMDs?' we’ve been asked again and again. Mr. Speaker, they’re there—they’re where they’ve always been—hidden in Iraq, within the reach of terrorists, a threat to the Iraqi people, U.S. soldiers and the world.”

Those are the words of then-Indiana Congressmember Mike Pence. He is now Indiana governor and Donald Trump’s running mate. The story was first reported by Salon on Thursday.

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