Pence speaks out after DNC email hack

Staff Report

INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mike Pence, who is running alongside Donald Trump as the Republican vice presidential candidate, said Russia will face “serious consequences” if it’s discovered they were behind the email hack that has caused upheaval ahead of the Democratic National Convention.

Prior to the Democratic National Convention, the party’s email was hacked by an unknown party and thousands emails were sold to WikiLeaks. The Democratic Party is blaming the Russian government for the hack.

“The FBI will get to the bottom of who is behind the hacking,” said Pence in a statement. “If it is Russia and they are interfering in our elections, I can assure you both parties and the United States government will ensure there are serious consequences. That said, the Democrats singularly focusing on who might be behind it and not addressing the basic fact that they’ve been exposed as a party who not only rigs the government, but rigs elections while literally accepting cash for federal appointments is outrageous.”

Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has denied the allegations that the Russian government performed the hack. According to a NBC News article, WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, said the organization didn’t obtain the leaked emails from Russia.

Democrats said they wanted “to offer a deep and sincere apology to Sen. [Bernie] Sanders” and vowed to make sure it would not happen again.

“These comments do not reflect the values of the DNC or our steadfast commitment to neutrality during the nominating process,” said the Democratic National Committee in a statement. “The DNC does not — and will not — tolerate disrespectful language exhibited toward our candidates. Individual staffers have also rightfully apologized for their comments, and the DNC is taking appropriate action to ensure it never happens again.”

Pence said this situation shows Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential candidate, is not suited for the Presidency.

“The American people now have absolute and further proof of the corruption that exists around Hillary Clinton,” said Pence in a statement. “It should disqualify her from office, if the media did their job.” is a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.

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