Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's (R) Tuesday press conference was meant to address the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act he signed last week.
His promise to "fix" the law left many on both sides confused as to where the issue was headed, but his noisy breathing was probably the most bewildering thing about the event.
Pence attempted to dismiss claims that the RFRA was intended to discriminate against members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. He vowed that the "religious freedom" law would be clarified soon. Yet during the nearly 40-minute event, Pence's metaphorical suffocation under national pressure appeared to morph into the real thing.
Watching this press conference, I am now more concerned about Gov Pence's breathing issues. We may need a Respiratory Restoration Act.
— John Boel (@JohnBoelWAVE3) March 31, 2015
Gov. Pence breathing like Tony Soprano eating a plate of pasta adds to the press conference.
— Mr.Flixx (@MrFlixx) March 31, 2015
— kimberly elizabeth (@kimbereliz) April 1, 2015
Hoosiers Gov. Pence is your father. His breathing is giving Darth Vader a run for his dataries. pic.twitter.com/xRbwPBrm9d
— Luke Kerr (@Luke_Kerr) March 31, 2015
Perhaps he just has narrow nostrils, or maybe a cold. You be the judge. Watch our video above.
Christine Conetta contributed.