Former Vice President Mike Pence apparently wanted to make massive headlines during a recent speech in Iowa, a key battleground state during the primary elections.
Astonishingly, however, making massive headlines entailed throwing his former running mate, Donald Trump, under a bus.
“I was proud to stand by President Donald Trump every single day when we made America great again,” Pence noted, though this largely positive comment was subsumed by largely negative commentary.
Pence drew especially strong attention to the fact that Trump angered him through insisting that he had the right to overturn the election.
“My former running mate continues to insist I had the right to overturn the election,” Pence noted in annoyance, before adding, “’I understand the disappointment many still feel at the outcome of the 2020 election … but I had no right to overturn the election. And Kamala Harris will have no right to overturn the election when we beat them in 2024.”
Well, one can only hope that Ms. Harris will have no right to overturn the election in 2024.
Judging from the ways in which Democrats routinely operate, it would not be surprising at all if they engineered some rule that would enable them to do whatever they want, much as they did will mail-in voting in the 2020 election.
“The American people deserve to know that on that day, President Trump also demanded that I choose between him and the Constitution. Now voters will be faced with the same choice. And I chose the Constitution, and I always will,” Pence added forcefully.
So, in other words, Pence wishes to explicitly convey that he is a constitutionalist.
A totally understandable position.
Alas, he also appears to miss the mark when he declares that Americans “deserve to know” about the events underlying January 6.
However, they desire to know about more than Trump – they also desire to know about what role Ms. Pelosi may or may not have played, not to mention varied BLM and other far-left activists that were also busted storming the White House.
In fact, CNN paid one of the BLM activists $35,000 for his footage, something else the American people deserve to know about.
Despite these unresolved issues, Pence kept the focus firmly on pummeling Trump.
“On that fateful day, President Trump’s words were reckless. They endangered my family,” Pence continued ominously, “I believe that anyone who puts themselves over the Constitution should never be president of the United States. And anyone who asks someone else to put them over the Constitution should never be president of the United States again.”
Perhaps the most scathing attack on Trump to date, especially from his former running mate.
One can only imagine the applause that sounded throughout Democrat households upon hearing Pence’s forceful, anti-Trump proclamation.
Over the course of his scathing commentary regarding Trump, Pence also found time to indirectly bash DeSantis, the second leading GOP candidate in the presidential race.
“I get why people make big announcements back home, their hometown, at their resort, even on Twitter. But we wanted to be here, in person, in Iowa. We are here because we know that Iowa was the right place to start our engines for the great American comeback,” Pence drawled.
As DeSantis launched his campaign on Twitter, it is rather clear who Pence is alluding to, especially when he emphasizes “in person” with regards to his own appearance.
Pence’s entry to the race is certainly an interesting development, and one can only imagine how his dialogue with the press may take new twists and turns over the coming weeks.
Author: Ofelia Thornton