Mike Pence, a man so dense and wooden he makes termites salivate, is denying that he is starting his own 2020 Goat Rodeo challenge to Comrade Preznint Stupid:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday denied that he is preparing for a presidential election run in 2020, saying the suggestion is “disgraceful and offensive.”
Pence was responding to a New York Times report that some Republicans were moving to form a “shadow campaign” as though President Donald Trump were not involved. It said multiple advisers to Pence “have already intimated to party donors that he would plan to run if Mr. Trump did not.”
The report said Pence had not only kept a full political calendar but also had created his own independent power base, including a political fund-raising group called the “Great America Committee.”
But Pence called the article “fake news” and said his entire team was focused on advancing Trump’s agenda and seeing him re-elected in 2020.
Karnak says… Pence is lying. Duh, his lips were wiggling:
Vice President Mike Pence blasted The New York Times on Sunday over its report suggesting he is running a “shadow” presidential campaign. “Today’s article in the New York Times is disgraceful and offensive to me, my family, and our entire team,” Pence said. “The allegations in this article are categorically false and represent just the latest attempt by the media to divide this Administration.” The Times reported that Pence is making behind-the-scenes political moves to set up a potential presidential campaign. “Whatever fake news may come our way, my entire team will continue to focus all our efforts to advance the President’s agenda and see him re-elected in 2020. Any suggestion otherwise is both laughable and absurd,” Pence concluded. Appearing on ABC’s This Week, White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway said the Times story was a “complete fabrication.”
Of course Pence is going to deny it, he needs the Trumpettes to vote for him and any sign of disloyalty to Hair Führer will have the Orcs and Paste-eaters knocking down the door of the Naval Observatory. You don’t need to have a PhD in Game of Thrones to watch this show.
Pence is a career politician, he know that the Russian Usurper might be indisposed before 2020. Pence could be running for re-election if Comrade Stupid is impeached or otherwise forced to resign, and he knows that the GOP-led Congress would love to have him in the Oval office compared to his boss, so that day is probably coming anyway.