In the nine months since January 6, Republican leaders have made it clear they’re willing to do anything to protect Donald Trump and the others who incited a violent attack on our Capitol. Now Mike Pence is getting in on the action, attempting to whitewash the insurrection so he can collect lucrative checks from speaking engagements and a new book deal, and do everything he can to stay in Trump’s good graces.
|Republicans have proven time and time again that they have no bottom, and Mike Pence too has shown there is no limit to his shamelessness.
Vanity Fair: “HE’S MAKING REAL MONEY FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HIS LIFE”: MIKE PENCE IS ALREADY CASHING IN ON HIS POTENTIAL 2024 RUN
“Almost a year after Donald Trump nearly got them murdered at the Capitol by a band of rioters trying to overturn the election, the former second couple is living in a nearly $2 million mansion in suburban Indianapolis. Mike Pence has a megawatt book deal in the bag with Simon & Schuster. And the two are traveling widely, with Mike Pence getting paid upwards of $100,000 a speech, according to Republicans who spoke on background.”
“‘I know the media wants to distract from the Biden administration’s failed agenda by focusing on one day in January,’ Pence told Fox News’ Sean Hannity earlier this month. ‘They want to use that one day to try and demean the character and intentions of 74 million Americans who believed we could be strong again and prosperous again and supported our administration in 2016 and 2020.’”
“Beyond the cackles of the Twitterverse about the cognitive dissonance behind Pence’s comments, Pence advisers and allies see a clear strategy: He’s running for president and making a buck for once in his life, until he can’t anymore.”
“At present, the Pences plan to carry on with their speaking gigs and presidential feints, which also means they’ll continue to dance around one of the darkest days in American history, and one of the strangest relationships between a former president and former vice president.”
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