Sunday, July 16, 2017

The Mike Pence Temptation

Photo credit: Gage Skidmore

Just like clockwork, every time there is a general feeling among the DC swamp creatures that they finally have the goods to end the Trump presidency, articles appear declaring that Republican leaders are much more comfortable with Mike Pence as president. That the GOP establishment would be more comfortable with Pence is not news to many of us who objected to his selection as Trump’s Vice President. Among the reasons I was rather unhappy with Pence is that I feared he would create an irresistible temptation for the GOP leadership to remove Trump from office – and thus far my fear has proven to be well founded. For nearly a year now we have seen several efforts to, first, force Trump off the Republican presidential ticket and, later, from the Oval Office.