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Rats Deserting a Sinking Ship

Former VP Mike Pence is not the first member of the administration of Donald Trump to attack their former boss, but he is the first presidential contender to do so. At the annual Gridiron dinner for journalists, Pence said:

History will hold Donald Trump accountable for Jan. 6. Make no mistake about it: What happened that day was a disgrace, and it mocks decency to portray it in any other way. President Trump was wrong. His reckless words endangered my family and everyone at the Capitol that day.

Pence also attacked Tucker Carlson of Fox News for portraying Jan 6 attack on the Capitol as a peaceful protest by “sightseers”:

Tourists don’t injure 140 police officers by simply sightseeing. Tourists don’t break down doors to get to the Speaker of the House. Tourists don’t threaten public officials.

Pence also lauded the press, and thanked them for their coverage of Jan 6:

We were able to stay at our post in part because you stayed at your post. The American people know what happened that day because you never stopped reporting.

Regardless of what I (or anyone else) thinks about Mike Pence, I thank him for speaking the truth. Especially after Tucker Carlson hypocritically kissed Trump’s ass and lied (again) to his listeners about the Capitol insurrection, just after the Dominion lawsuit publicly disclosed that around Jan 6, in internal communications at Fox News, Carlson said about Trump, “I hate him passionately.”

What gives me hope that this signals the rats are deserting Trump is that already Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) publicly agreed with Pence and condemned Trump.

We now know that the majority of Republican politicians and media dislike Trump and wish he would disappear, but they are too chickenshit to say it out loud.

© Kal

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