The Latest: Spokesman: Pence to release medical records
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Mike Pence and Indiana stops in the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):
A spokesman for Donald Trump’s running mate Mike Pence says the Indiana governor plans to release records from a recent physical examination.
Pence spokesman Marc Lotter said Wednesday that the information would be released as soon as Pence’s doctor compiles it. He didn’t have a timeline for when that would be. Lotter says the examination happened in early July and Pence “always intended” to make details public.
Pence is releasing information following similar disclosures by Trump and Democrats Hillary Clinton and her running mate Tim Kaine.
Pence earlier Wednesday ignored questions from reporters about whether he would release health information. He is campaigning near Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Donald Trump’s running mate is ignoring questions about whether he will release his medical records.
Mike Pence didn’t answer questions from reporters Wednesday in Dunmore, Pennsylvania, about whether he would release his records. The Indiana governor met briefly with state troopers along with his wife and oldest daughter Charlotte.
The health records of the presidential candidates and their running mates have become a central issue in the race after Democrat Hillary Clinton announced she had pneumonia. Her running mate Tim Kaine released some medical records earlier Wednesday, as did Clinton and Trump.
Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine says “there’s been a double standard applied” for Hillary Clinton as a woman when it comes to her health and disclosure of medical records.
Kaine spoke to reporters Wednesday after visiting a Democratic campaign office in Gary, Indiana. He said he’s not go into say “it’s all about her gender, but there’s a double standard.”
He added that Clinton “produced so much more” health information than Donald Trump.
Clinton’s campaign says she is rejoining the campaign trail Thursday after being diagnosed with pneumonia last week.
Meanwhile, she’s said she’ll release more medical records. Kaine’s campaign said it would disclose his medical information, too.