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Mike Pence Plans To leave Country on 6 January.

PostPosted: December 18th, 2020, 5:51 pm
by toucana
Politico reports that vice president Mike Pence plans to leave the country and go abroad immediately after formalising Joe Biden’s presidential victory in Congress on 6 January 2021.

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/12/17/pence-trump-election-loss-447326

A vice-president doesn’t normally have that many tasks to perform during their term of office, but one of them happens to be that of presiding over the session of Congress that will formally ratify the votes already cast by the electoral college, and confirm Joe Biden as the president-elect who will then be formally sworn in at an inauguration ceremony exactly two weeks later.

Pence is apparently not looking forward to facing the wrath of the GOP in general, and of outgoing president Trump in particular after performing these obsequies over the ashes of the Trump presidency.

Though Pence’s aides have declined to confirm details of this trip, other official documents and foreign media reports suggest that the vice president is due to travel to Bahrain, Israel and Poland - with the possibility of yet more stops being added.

No doubt Timbuctoo and Ultima Thule could be added as well if necessary.

“I suspect the timing is anything but coincidental,” one Pence ally said of his tentative travel plans.

Re: Mike Pence Plans To leave Country on 6 January.

PostPosted: December 18th, 2020, 10:43 pm
by charon
A vice-president doesn’t normally have that many tasks to perform during their term of office, but one of them happens to be that of presiding over the session of Congress that will formally ratify the votes already cast by the electoral college, and confirm Joe Biden as the president-elect who will then be formally sworn in at an inauguration ceremony exactly two weeks later.

Pence is apparently not looking forward to facing the wrath of the GOP in general, and of outgoing president Trump in particular after performing these obsequies


That's not logical. If those are his duties as outgoing VP, he's just doing his job. What's he supposed to do, refuse?

Sounds funny to me.

Re: Mike Pence Plans To leave Country on 6 January.

PostPosted: December 18th, 2020, 11:09 pm
by Serpent
He's had four years kow-towing to the toddler-in-chief. Do you think he has any illusion of "logic" left?
Of-bloody-course Trump expects him to refuse, scream "You're out of order! You're all out of order!", maybe draw a pair of pearl-handled Colts and shoot his way in or out of someplace....

Re: Mike Pence Plans To leave Country on 6 January.

PostPosted: December 19th, 2020, 12:16 am
by charon
He's only going for a week. It's not exactly 'leaving the country'!

Re: Mike Pence Plans To leave Country on 6 January.

PostPosted: December 19th, 2020, 12:28 am
by Serpent
Unless he goes someplace with no extradition treaty.

Re: Mike Pence Plans To leave Country on 6 January.

PostPosted: February 11th, 2021, 10:55 am
by charon
So has he gone on his trip? I can't see anything.

Re: Mike Pence Plans To leave Country on 6 January.

PostPosted: February 11th, 2021, 11:48 am
by toucana
VP Mike Pence is currently preoccupied with another matter, the second impeachment trial of 45th president Donald J. Trump, currently in progress in the Senate on Capitol Hill - one of those unforeseen distractions that disrupted his travel plans.

(Just out of curiosity - do you ever watch the news Charon ?)