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Did Mike Pence Try to Meet with Gay Olympian Adam Rippon? What to Know About the Controversy

Did Mike Pence Try to Meet with Gay Olympian Adam Rippon? What to Know About the Controversy
Vice President Mike Pence did in fact ask to meet with gay Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon last month, not long after Rippon was quoted publicly criticizing Pence, Rippon’s agent tells People — an account contradicting an initial denial from a Pence spokesman that such a meeting was ever requested, as first reported by USA Today.

The dispute between politician and athlete, which has now been recounted in lengthy, conflicting detail by all sides, began on Jan. 17. That’s when Rippon, 28, was quoted in a USA Today article reacting to Pence serving as head of the U.S. delegation to the 2018 Winter Olympics.
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