Vice President Mike Pence bid farewell to his supporters in a message on Twitter on Tuesday, his closing full day in workplace. But there was one thing lacking from the textual content and pictures he shared: any reference to President Donald Trump:
Earlier this month, Trump leaned on Pence to overturn the election outcomes, but it surely’s an influence the vice chairman doesn’t have.
“You can either go down in history as a patriot or you can go down in history as a pussy,” Trump taunted the vice chairman, per The New York Times.
Pence refused and when the president’s supporters attacked the Capitol throughout the certification of the election outcomes on Jan. 6, a few of them chanted “Hang Mike Pence!”
The Washington Post reported that the mob got here “perilously close” to reaching the vice chairman.
Trump didn’t name Pence throughout the assault and waited hours earlier than releasing a half-hearted assertion that urged supporters to cease the assault on democracy.
The two reportedly did not speak for days.
Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) mentioned Pence was furious over the occasions.
“I’ve known Mike Pence forever,” Inhofe told Tulsa World. “I’ve never seen Pence as angry as he was today.”
Given that historical past, folks definitely observed the omission from Pence’s farewell message:
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