Watch the video to see Gov. Pence’s statements and a portion of the questions and answer session. 

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WANE) – During a press conference on Tuesday, Indiana Governor Mike Pence said that he wanted to make it clear that “Indiana is open for business” to everyone.

Pence said that he wanted to see legislation on his desk by the end of the week clarifying that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act does not give businesses the right to discriminate. He stressed multiple times that the law does not give businesses the right to deny services to anyone.

Pence blamed the national reaction and the backlash to reckless reporting, misinformation and misunderstanding. Pence said multiple times that he was taken aback and deeply disappointed in the press coverage that he believes smeared the law.

“The state of Indiana has a good name.” Pence said. “This law has been smeared. But, look, we’re going to mark our 200th anniversary next year, and the name and reputation of the people of Indiana is strong and secure. But the reputation of the law and the intentions of the legislation have been called into question. And we need to deal with this, this week. We will fix this and more forward. That’s what Hoosiers do.”

With regards to Sunday’s interview on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” Pence did admit that he could have handled that better.

State Democrats are pushing for the legislation to be repealed.

“The most clear, decisive and understandable thing we can do is to repeal this statute and repeal it promptly. Once that is done, we have a foundation and a begin to repair the state’s image,” said Rep. Scott Pelath of Michigan City