Wednesday, May 10, 2023

A Pence-ive Response

Former VP and Trump chewing toy Mike Pence was in here in Cincy yesterday addressing a right-wing "Christian" advocacy group when news of Trump, sexual abuser broke and Pence immediately dismissed it as nothing that voters would care about.
Former Vice President Mike Pence subtly defended former President Donald Trump in an interview Tuesday, hours after a jury found Trump liable for sexual abuse and defamation.

“I would tell you, in my 4½ years serving alongside the president, I never heard or witnessed behavior of that nature,” he said.

Pence was in Cincinnati to speak at a gala for the Center for Christian Virtue.

The decision to avoid criticizing Trump was stark at a moment when Pence is weighing whether to challenge his former boss for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.

But Pence sidestepped the question of whether the jury’s verdict affects his view of Trump’s fitness for the presidency.

“I think that’s a question for the American people,” Pence said. “I’m sure the president will defend himself in that matter.”

He added his prediction that those very voters would pay little attention to what he cast as a distraction from their daily lives.

“It’s just one more instance where — at a time when American families are struggling, when our economy is hurting, when the world seems to become a more dangerous place almost every day — [there's] just one more story focusing on my former running mate that I know is a great fascination to members of the national media, but I just don’t think is where the American people are focused.”
Mike Pence supplicating himself to a man that tried to have him killed when he refused to help steal an election for him, a man now found liable for sexual assault, in front of a Christian virtue group and dismissing it as not "where the American people are focused" is the best example yet of the Republican party's absolute corruption and ownership of everyone in it by Donald Trump.
And remember, Mike Pence is supposedly deciding whether or not he's running against Trump in the GOP primaries still.

Not one of them will stand up and say "enough is enough".

All of them work for Trump.


BREAKING: "George Santos" Arrested On Federal Charges

New York Republican Congressman "George Santos" turned himself into custody this morning, facing 13 counts of federal charges stemming from his fraudulent 2022 campaign.

Embattled Rep. George Santos, R-N.Y., turned himself in to federal authorities Wednesday morning as it was revealed he faces 13 criminal charges including wire fraud, money laundering, theft of public funds, and false statements, officials said.

Santos was charged with:

  • Seven counts of wire fraud
  • Three counts of money laundering
  • One count of theft of public funds
  • Two counts of making materially false statements to the House of Representatives

A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York confirmed Santos was in custody at the federal courthouse. The 20-page, 13-count indictment against Santos was unsealed shortly after he surrendered.

The indictment alleges that while Santos was paid an annual salary of $120,000 at a Florida-based investment firm in 2020, he applied for unemployment benefits in New York, receiving more that $24,000.

It also accuses Santos of soliciting donations to a company that he said would help his election to Congress, before using that money on personal purchases, including designer clothing.

And he's charged with making false statements on his Financial Disclosure Statement that he filed with the House of Representatives before his election.

Santos has faced bipartisan calls to resign after it was revealed that he lied about parts of his resume while running for Congress last year. Santos fabricated details about his education, career, ancestry, and charity work during his campaign.

Last month, he announced that he's running for reelection in 2024.

This should be the immediate end of his career and expulsion from the House, but Clown Master Ringmaster Kevin McCarthy is already saying "Santos" should be considered innocent until proven guilty and that McCarthy would not call for his resignation until then.

So no, nothing's going to happen to "Santos" anytime soon, and while he'll probably face a trial before facing voters again in November 2024, I can't imaging New York Republicans aren't already looking for another crook they can run.

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