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applegrove

(118,567 posts)
Tue Nov 28, 2023, 11:37 PM Nov 2023

Mike Pence: My Son Had to Remind Me Not to Let Trump Steal the Election

Mike Pence: My Son Had to Remind Me Not to Let Trump Steal the Election

By Eric Lutz, November 28, 2023

The former veep reportedly told Jack Smith that in January 2020, he was worried certifying Joe Biden's win would be “too hurtful to my friend,” i.e., Donald Trump.

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2023/11/mike-pence-donald-trump-2020-election-certification

"SNIP..........

Were it not for the Marine son of Mike Pence, the nation might have endured a constitutional crisis worse than the one wrought by the January 6 riot. At least, that’s what the former vice president apparently suggested to the Jack Smith, the special counsel prosecuting the federal election interference case against Donald Trump.

According to ABC News, Pence told investigators that he had decided to give in to Trump’s demands that he allow someone else to preside over the certification of Joe Biden’s 2020 victory—worried, he reportedly wrote in his notes, that performing his constitutional duty would be “too hurtful to my friend.” But his son, a Marine, reminded his father during a Colorado vacation that “you took the same oath I took.”

“An oath to support and defend the Constitution,” Pence is said to have told prosecutors.

He ultimately decided to oversee the count. His “friend,” Trump, ultimately sent an armed mob to try to stop the proceedings, with many of the insurrectionists shouting “Hang Mike Pence!”

...........SNIP"

* thanks to my cousin for the suggestion

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Mike Pence: My Son Had to Remind Me Not to Let Trump Steal the Election (Original Post) applegrove Nov 2023 OP
Like Pence is some kind of hero for Emile Nov 2023 #1
Mike Pence is worse than we thought. madaboutharry Nov 2023 #2
Good Christian Mother's Boy had to have Mother's boy remind him of the oath RockRaven Nov 2023 #3
Gutless wimp FHRRK Nov 2023 #4
This is such a bizarre story. Eyeball_Kid Nov 2023 #5
OH FFS Skittles Nov 2023 #6
Pence is Dumb as Fly Shit. I think Cha Nov 2023 #7
The same oath I took also when I enlisted in the Army. Sal_NV Nov 2023 #8
This Is A Thing He Should Have Kept To Himself ProfessorGAC Nov 2023 #9
I Must Say, Sir The Magistrate Nov 2023 #13
A Fair Point ProfessorGAC Nov 2023 #15
True, Sir The Magistrate Nov 2023 #18
That is the modern-day Republican Party TheRealNorth Nov 2023 #26
A Trend NowISeetheLight Nov 2023 #10
His son told him to do his job? That seems like a change in the story ... JustABozoOnThisBus Nov 2023 #11
So at one point Pence was willing to let Trump pull off a coup so his tender feelings wouldn't be hurt Jersey Devil Nov 2023 #12
In This Case Deep State Witch Nov 2023 #14
What happened to Jesus ? JI7 Nov 2023 #16
and trumpers are pissed at Pence mountain grammy Nov 2023 #17
As someone said musclecar6 Nov 2023 #19
Thanks for the thread! redqueen Nov 2023 #20
Your son proved that you are nothing more than fly shit. Autumn Nov 2023 #21
I was under the impression that it was a call to former VP Dan Quayle ProudMNDemocrat Nov 2023 #22
Why mike did it take your son to remind you ? republianmushroom Nov 2023 #23
Many people need to retract the pat in the back they gave Pence for "doing the right thing". Escurumbele Nov 2023 #24
He didn't want to upset his 'friend' *eye roll* didn't want to get him so upset he wouldn't eat huh? GuppyGal Nov 2023 #25
So pence took an oath not to be too hurtful to his friend....? spanone Nov 2023 #27
WTHH Joinfortmill Nov 2023 #28
So the spineless idiot kacekwl Nov 2023 #29
In summation: Javaman Nov 2023 #30

Emile

(22,607 posts)
1. Like Pence is some kind of hero for
Tue Nov 28, 2023, 11:45 PM
Nov 2023

doing his job and we owe Mike Pence marine son to convince him.

Republicans are so pathetic.

madaboutharry

(40,199 posts)
2. Mike Pence is worse than we thought.
Wed Nov 29, 2023, 12:16 AM
Nov 2023

He is a weak man with mediocre intellect, if even that.

I thought it was Dan Quayle who reminded him about a thing called The Constitution.
But apparently he needed to be told twice.

And WTF did Trump’s feelings have to do with anything? JFC!

RockRaven

(14,942 posts)
3. Good Christian Mother's Boy had to have Mother's boy remind him of the oath
Wed Nov 29, 2023, 12:16 AM
Nov 2023

he swore by GOD HIMSELF to do his explicit Constitutional duty... because he didn't want to "hurt" his prideful, greedy, wrathful, envious, lustful, gluttonous, slothful "friend" -- do I have that right?

Eyeball_Kid

(7,430 posts)
5. This is such a bizarre story.
Wed Nov 29, 2023, 01:13 AM
Nov 2023

Pence seems to have NO critical thinking skills. He happened to drift into the convictions of others to decide what he should do. He could only do the right thing because of the convictions of others. He absorbed Trump because Trump was the magnanimous bully whom Pence needs to legitimize himself. Pence was the Prince of Worshippers. He nearly swooned over Trump. So Pence is no hero. He's more like The Fool in tarot parlance.

Cha

(297,011 posts)
7. Pence is Dumb as Fly Shit. I think
Wed Nov 29, 2023, 03:04 AM
Nov 2023

perhaps he was scared of what the Bloated Putin's Puppet would do to him.. and apparently his son the Marine reminded his Dumber than even imaginable dad the VP(omg) he took an Oath to he Constitution of the USA which trumps the Traitor.

Sal_NV

(603 posts)
8. The same oath I took also when I enlisted in the Army.
Wed Nov 29, 2023, 07:26 AM
Nov 2023

M. Pence is nothing more than a weaselly piece of cow dung.
He saw just what kind of a friend D. Trump really was on 1/6.

ProfessorGAC

(64,951 posts)
9. This Is A Thing He Should Have Kept To Himself
Wed Nov 29, 2023, 09:17 AM
Nov 2023

He clearly doesn't realize this makes him look worse.
He thought about treason but decided against it because his son convinced him not to?
A horrible look.

The Magistrate

(95,244 posts)
13. I Must Say, Sir
Wed Nov 29, 2023, 10:02 AM
Nov 2023

I do enjoy that he ruined his political prospects by performing the sole virtuous act he's managed to over the course of his adult life.

ProfessorGAC

(64,951 posts)
15. A Fair Point
Wed Nov 29, 2023, 10:42 AM
Nov 2023

Last edited Wed Nov 29, 2023, 02:13 PM - Edit history (1)

But, that he even considered participating in a coup should be the whole story.
The parts about his kid & Quayle are irrelevant.

NowISeetheLight

(3,943 posts)
10. A Trend
Wed Nov 29, 2023, 09:21 AM
Nov 2023

So we have a former VP whose son reminded him of his oath and duty, and a Speaker of the House who has his porn viewing monitored by his son.

Sounds like being the Son of one of these RepubQcans should earn them hazardous duty pay like we had on Subs in the Navy or something.

JustABozoOnThisBus

(23,336 posts)
11. His son told him to do his job? That seems like a change in the story ...
Wed Nov 29, 2023, 09:23 AM
Nov 2023

... I thought it was Dan Quayle who told Pence to do his job, that he had no options.

Maybe it was really George Santos who told Pence to go to work.

Jersey Devil

(9,874 posts)
12. So at one point Pence was willing to let Trump pull off a coup so his tender feelings wouldn't be hurt
Wed Nov 29, 2023, 09:30 AM
Nov 2023

Pence certainly is no hero.

musclecar6

(1,685 posts)
19. As someone said
Wed Nov 29, 2023, 11:31 AM
Nov 2023


That spineless jackass didn’t do the right thing, he just didn’t do the wrong thing.

ProudMNDemocrat

(16,780 posts)
22. I was under the impression that it was a call to former VP Dan Quayle
Wed Nov 29, 2023, 11:43 AM
Nov 2023

that convinced Pence NOT to follow Dipshit's orders?

Which is it Mikey? You ain't got balls!

Escurumbele

(3,383 posts)
24. Many people need to retract the pat in the back they gave Pence for "doing the right thing".
Wed Nov 29, 2023, 02:58 PM
Nov 2023

The SOB wanted to allow Grassley to screw up Democracy by doing trump's criminal deed. Grassley should be investigated, what a piece of s^*&t that guy is.

From now on, anyone who praises Pence for "doing the right thing" must be laughed off, if it had not been for his son that SOB would have sold his country just to make "his friend who wanted people to hang from the throat", happy. Imagine that "it will make my friend unhappy", what a COWARD!

GuppyGal

(1,748 posts)
25. He didn't want to upset his 'friend' *eye roll* didn't want to get him so upset he wouldn't eat huh?
Wed Nov 29, 2023, 03:00 PM
Nov 2023

This guy is lower than fucking low

spanone

(135,802 posts)
27. So pence took an oath not to be too hurtful to his friend....?
Wed Nov 29, 2023, 03:33 PM
Nov 2023

Fuck off mike, you're an embarrassment to mankind

kacekwl

(7,015 posts)
29. So the spineless idiot
Wed Nov 29, 2023, 08:15 PM
Nov 2023

who can't understand what the oath of office he took meant wanted to be president. Go buy a church and be done with it. Then you can fleece people who want to be fooled not the whole world.

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