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Mike Pence Just Went Rogue Again and Crossed Trump: MAGA Attacks on FBI Must Stop!
In his entire life, Mike Pence has had about three to four good moments. One was really good, perhaps preserving democracy in this country, at least for four more years. And there has been a smattering since then. Yet, for all that, he still wants a place in the MAGA movement – in other words, Mike Pence wants to win the hearts and minds of the people that Trump himself unleashed into the Capitol to come to hang him.
But even still, Mike Pence had a good moment yesterday – and actually got a round of applause for saying that one can “question the attorney general’s decision” without impugning the entirety of the FBI. In other words, he backed the blue. From The Hill:
Former Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday criticized the members of his own party who have attacked the FBI in recent days over the search of former President Trump’s estate in Florida.
“I also want to remind my fellow Republicans we can hold the attorney general accountable for the decision that he made without attacking the rank and file law enforcement personnel at the FBI,” Pence said to applause at an event at Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire.
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“The Republican Party is the party of law and order. Our party stands with the men and women who serve on the thin blue line at the federal, state and local level. And these attacks on the FBI must stop,” Pence continued.
The Republican party is led by the single least “law and order” guy in history. Trump believes in iron-fisted rule. He doesn’t believe in laws. He thinks it’s fine for cops to bash the heads of people against the car but hates it when he’s caught red-handed with some of the nation’s most classified nuclear secrets.
But at least Pence wasn’t talking about the FBI as if they were a terrorist organization that planted the pipe bomb on January 6th (as Tucker Carlson did). Pence had a good day.
“I also want to remind my fellow Republicans, we can hold the attorney general accountable for the decision he made without attacking the rank-and-file law enforcement personnel at the FBI,” Pence said at the Politics & Eggs event at St. Anselm College. https://t.co/1zwoaFEUTw pic.twitter.com/OhNiS4A5pI
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 17, 2022
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