The quote was picked up by website The Hill, which was then retweeted derisively by Trump Jr.
Despite the VP's conciliatory replies to Rippon and his assurances that he supports all U.S. Olympians equally, Rippon continued attacking Pence throughout his time in South Korea.
Rippon previously criticized Pence for his conservative Christian beliefs and allegations he supported gay conversion therapy while running for IN governor IN 2000. "I'm not buying it", he told USA Today.
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This is because bronze medal figure skater Adam Rippon does not believe he would feel welcome there. He and the Vice President have been in a somewhat heated feud after reports of anti-gay sentiments from Pence circulated the news.
"Right now I have a voice, and I think it's really important for me to use it". "I wouldn't go out of my way to meet somebody like that".
'To stand by some of the things that Donald Trump has said and for Mike Pence to say he's a devout Christian man is completely contradictory, ' said Rippon in the passage posted by Plain.
Rippon has already refused to meet one U.S. official.
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At a press conference Tuesday, Rippon addressed the growing beef between him and the vice president.
'If it were before my event, I would absolutely not go out of my way to meet somebody who I felt has gone out of their way to not only show that they aren't a friend of a gay person but that they think that they're sick, ' said Rippon. "I want people to get to know me".
He also further explained why he wanted to be recognized for his talent rather than his words. "I'm being me and being myself", Rippon said.
"I don't feel any guilt eating this", Rippon said. "It's really fun to be me". I think that me using my voice has given my skating a greater goal of more than just something that I enjoy to do. And I hope that in the process of me sharing who I am with everyone that they can find their voice, too.
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