Wait, Mike Pence was going to do WHAT on January 6th?

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You have heard the expression Jekyll/Hyde personality. Mike Pence fits this phrase exactly. Mike Pence did his job on January 6 and certified the election results. For that simple thing — doing his job — many have elevated him to hero status.

To be sure, standing up to Donald Trump definitely isn’t easy. But it was Pence’s JOB to do what he did. I do think the hero slogans have been a bit exaggerated. As it turns out, Pence may have had his own doubts about doing his job. There may have been a bit of Hyde whispering in Pence’s ear. Perhaps that is why he did what he did.

What I mean by that is this: Sources told ABC, Pence briefly considered simply not showing up at all on Capitol Hill that day. This revelation comes because of a note written by Pence.

Here is what it reportedly said: “Not feeling like I should attend the electoral count. Too many questions, too many doubts, too hurtful to my friend.”

My friend…..

“Therefore, I’m not going to participate in the certification of the election.”

Well now! We CERTAINLY have not heard about this before! Pence has portrayed himself as some kind of hero, doggedly moving forward, rushing on where insurrectionists fear to tread. But he appears to have been deeply worried about his “friend”, Donald Trump.

Pence ultimately decided to do the certification because, reportedly, his son, an active-duty Marine, told him how important it was that he do his job. So he listened to his son. Goody for him. It’s a VERY good thing Pence dropped out of the race. It is ALSO a VERY good thing Pence ultimately decided to do his damn job that day and certify the election results.

I suppose this decision must have been very hard for him. Imagine! He wondered what to do, as his “friend” was imploring insurrectionists to “be wild,” which they were, while erecting gallows for the man who considered shitting on democracy in the name of “friendship.”

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