The Vice President jetted off to Florida this morning for a five-day, post-election vacation getaway with Mother, as a second wave of coronavirus rages throughout the West Wing.
Four members of Pence’s staff, including his chief of staff Marc Short, have tested positive for COVID-19, along with Trump’s own chief of staff Mark Meadows, HUD Secretary Ben Carson, and campaign adviser David Bossie.
Rather than stick around to, say, deal with that, or manage the coronavirus task force, or work with the Biden transition team, Pence decided now would be an awesome time to get the hell outta D.C. and hit the white sandy beaches of Sanibel Island, Florida.
Meanwhile, the Trump campaign continues to file frivolous lawsuit and frivolous lawsuit challenging the election results.
We can’t decide whether Pence’s decision to go on vacation right now is irresponsible, idiotic, or both, but Twitter sure has some opinions about it…
Mike Pence is on vacation in Florida today through Saturday. Because he knows they lost. #BidenWonDay
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) November 10, 2020
If Mike Pence stops running the COVID Task Force to go on vacation how will we even notice?
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) November 10, 2020
Pence told Trump he could not Participate in Undermining Democracy, Pence is “on vacation”
— kevin russell (@kevinrns) November 10, 2020
“I’m going on vacation” doesn’t really convey the urgency of widespread voter fraud that this administration is claiming. You’d think that’d be a all hands on deck situation. Instead Pence is going on official vacation and Trump is just golfing on the clock.
— Oak Tree (@AsimovVasily) November 10, 2020
“When the going gets tough, the tough get going”.
And Mike Pence goes on vacation.
— Shari Lynn (@LynnSharig8) November 10, 2020
I’m sorry, when wasn’t Mike Pence on vacation?
— Service with a smirk (@craving_filled) November 10, 2020
Mike Pence on vacation pic.twitter.com/5Zrp1WIwDy
— Kyle Harris (@heykyleharris) November 10, 2020
everyone what if Mike Pence is going “on vacation” because he has COVID
— Elizabeth May (on semi-hiatus) (@_ElizabethMay) November 10, 2020
Hmmm. I believe Pence is going on vacation as much as I believe they *meant* to book Total Landscaping.
— Mo Pitz (@muppitz) November 10, 2020
Mike Pence is on his way to a vacation in Florida
He claims a statement will be made , so a press conference has been scheduled at the Marriott Pool Store
— Kevin Flood (@FLOOKLYN) November 10, 2020
In other Mike Pence news, it looks as though he’ll be going down in American history as the fourth Republican VP from Indiana to only serve one term in office.
Not only that, but if history proves correct, his political career is also likely over. No vice president from the Hoosier state has ever gone on to win the presidency or any other office after leaving the White House.
Enjoy the beach, Mike!