Elections, Politics

Politico: Conservatives Begin to Whisper About ‘President Pence’

Blood is in the water and the knives are out for President Trump in an eerily similar chain of events that harkens to the murder of Julius Caesar.

The terms ‘special prosecutor’ and ‘impeachment’ are being bantered about inside the Beltway as a matter of course.

And now, according to Politico, it’s not the Dems but Republicans who are quietly whispering about a post-Trump fallout that includes mention of President Pence.

Things are dire, folks. And though nothing Trump has done amounts to Watergate, the fact that the leftist media wants it to be true may become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

If a lie is uttered often enough, it eventually becomes true.

Here’s more from Politico…

Not since the release of the Access Hollywood tape, in which Donald Trump bragged about groping women by the genitals, have some conservatives thought so seriously, if a bit wistfully, about two words: President Pence.

The scandals clouding Trump’s presidency — including, most recently, his firing of FBI Director James Comey, his alleged leak of classified information to Russian officials, and reports that he urged Comey to drop an investigation into a top aide — have raised once more the possibility that Trump could be pushed aside and replaced by Vice President Mike Pence.

“If what the [New York Times] reported is true, Pence is probably rehearsing,” one House Republican who asked not to be named quipped Wednesday. “It’s just like Nixon. From the standpoint that it’s never the underlying issue, it is always the cover-up.”

The still far-fetched proposition of removing Trump from office has increasing appeal to Republicans who are growing weary of defending Trump and are alarmed by his conduct in office. But such whispers are cringe-worthy for Pence and his aides, who have made an art of not upstaging the mercurial president. Pence’s press secretary declined to comment for this article.

On the campaign trail, Pence would shut down any conversations about the possibility of his own future bid should Trump lose, telling donors who raised the prospect that he was entirely focused on the race at hand. Aides said that sentiment was sincere — even if they engaged in some thinking about what Pence’s future could entail after a likely loss.

Still, some conservatives are hinting that Pence looks like a particularly good alternative right now, especially as the Justice Department moves ahead with a special prosecutor for the FBI’s Russia probe.

 

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