Vice President Mike Pence took to Twitter on Saturday to demand an apology from the Associated Press after it published his wife's private email address earlier this week.
According to USAToday, the Pences' emails were released after The Indianapolis Star discovered that the vice president had used a personal AOL account to conduct state business during his time as governor of Indiana. The Star obtained, through a public records request, nearly 30 emails that Pence had sent from his personal account.
Pence tweeted that AP's decision to publish his wife’s private email violated "her privacy and our security."
When we requested they take it down, they refused. The @AP owes my wife an apology. pic.twitter.com/LdMmnewnWF— Vice President Pence (@VP) March 4, 2017
He followed up with a second tweet demanding an apology from AP after he said it refused to take down the story or redact Karen Pence's email. But Lauren Easton, AP's director of media relations, said AP removed the email address from subsequent stories after learning Karen Pence still used the account.
"The AP stands by its story, which addresses important transparency issues," Easton said.