Mike Pence Bans Voice of America Reporter from Air Force Two Over Alleged Off-The-Record Violation

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Vice President Mike Pence’s office banned a Voice of America reporter from traveling on Air Force Two, claiming the reporter violated an off-the-record agreement on an April 28 trip to the Mayo Clinic, the outlet announced on Friday.

Pence ignited controversy after visiting the clinic in Rochester, Minnesota without wearing a mask. His wife, Karen Pence, defended him in a Thursday interview, saying it was “actually after he left Mayo Clinic that he found out that they had a policy of asking everyone to wear a mask.” She added, “Medical experts have told us wearing a mask prevents you from spreading the disease, and knowing that he doesn’t have COVID -19, he didn’t wear one.”

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