There are many politicians with issues. But perhaps there are none with the unmitigated gall of Mike Pence. Let’s look back at the life and times of Mike Pence, shall we? Known for four years as Trump’s Vice President, Pence did not actually DO much while in his position as VP except faithfully echo back whatever the then insane President wanted him to say.
Abandoning his morals quickly and easily, Pence mostly stood around behind the scenes. Whenever his royal assolini had a speech, Pence could be seen nodding solemnly behind him.
That was the extent of it. Then on January 6, Pence was widely praised for — doing his job. Since then, Pence has used the January 6 insurrection as a toy — quickly discarding it when it suited him and playing it up when he needed to.
Those are not the actions of a brave man. They’re the actions of a coward. Recently Pence told CBS News that he would not be testifying to the January 6 committee. His reasoning? “Congress has no right to my testimony.”
Of course, the public at large can undoubtedly hear all about it. This is because our former VP inked a book deal where he happily recounts much of that day. So apparently, in the mind of Pence, book deals over almost getting hanged are just fine but sitting down before a committee investigating the hanging is not.
Pence was also happy to talk about the politicization of the January 6 committee. This is the committee that is trying to stop this from ever happening again. This committee wants to see punishment for the people who tried to hang him.
Mike Pence was booed at, hunted like an animal, gallows were built to hang him on national television, his family was put in mortal danger and police were beaten, and some died.
And yet here we have Pence, sitting snugly in his cozy chair, wearing his faux concern, brow carefully wrinkled, trying to look earnest and philosophical like he cares. The truth is Mike Pence is a failure. He should be ashamed of himself though one suspects shame and Pence have not met.
Mike Pence is the walking poster child for cowardice. He is calculating, like a hunter, carefully watching to see what action or statement will make him look the best. I think Pence has miscalculated badly. His apparent attempts to weaponize January 6 as his own personal payday will be remembered and not in any food way.