RFRA Political Fallout

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Indiana Republicans are trying to save face on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. They called a press conference Monday to say they are still right but they intend to add clarifying language to make sure everyone knows Indiana will not stand for discrimination of any kind.
Is it enough or too little too late?
Republican leaders say there is still time, with four weeks to go in this legislation session, to correct the misperception but with the final four tipping off in four days some are wondering if it is too little too late.
Governor Mike Pence kept a low profile Monday. Electing to send Lt Governor Elsperman to a Indiana University law school appearance Monday night in his stead. No doubt still trying to figure out what to do after his unflattering attempt to explain why he signed the RFRA bill to a nationwide audience Sunday.
"Final yes or no question Governor. Do you think it would be legal in the state of Indiana to discriminate against gays or lesbians," the Governor was asked by the host of ABC's This Week Sunday morning. "George," the Governor responded. "It's a yes or no question," George Stephanopoulos retorted. "Come on," the Governor said.
"I think the fact that he did not answer questions clearly yes," Speaker of the House Brian Bosma said Monday. He alluded to the Governors appearance saying that is basically why he and Senator David Long decided to speak to the media in the Senate Chamber Monday morning.
"Last week the Governor when he signed the bill said I don't believe this discriminates against anyone and if it did I would not have signed the bill. It would have been helpful if he had said that yesterday to clarify where he stands but he didn't for whatever reason so we are setting the record straight today," Senate President Pro Tem David Long from Fort Wayne clarified. So both republicans came out to say...
"We are going to encourage our colleagues to adopt a clarifying measure of some sort to remove this misconception of this bill," Speaker Bosma said.
But neither where prepared to show how that would be accomplished. In fact when confronted with the very same question the Governor encountered, they differed.
"Even today when in the press avail they were asked will this allow somebody to discriminate against someone on the basis of sexual orientation the answer was we will have to let the courts decide," Senator Tim Lanane from Anderson countered during a democratic news conference immediately following the republican media conference.
Democrats blasted republicans saying the majority was clearly out of touch with Indiana.
"People are angry. They are upset and they are insulted. Some sort of patchwork solution is not going to get it done," House Minority Leader Scott Pelath from Michigan City stated.
Democrats are calling for a repeal of the bill. Republicans say they just need to clarify what the bill does and does not do.
"This new law in Indiana does not discriminate against anyone. It is not the intent of the law to discriminate against anyone and it will not be allowed to discriminate against anyone," Senator Long concluded.
Work to that end will begin immediately. Tuesday morning however republicans will be pushing for a very different repeal. That is when the Senate will begin hearing a potential repeal of the Common Construction Wage in Indiana.