On January 6th, after a mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol, then-vice president Mike Pence stood in a Senate Chamber and certified the results of the 2020 Electoral College vote, confirming President-elect Joe Biden’s win. Former President Donald Trump whipped the mob into a frenzy just hours earlier, promising his supporters that he would march with them to the Capitol. But, unsurprisingly, Trump did not march with them. The mob then chanted out, “Hang Mike Pence!” in the corridors because he performed his role as Senate president, as detailed by the 12th Amendment.
Trump falsely claimed in a tweet that Pence could overturn the election results. That is false. I’m not too fond of defending Pence, but he performed his Constitutional duty, and for that, Trump supporters are angry. They can’t seem to accept that Trump — the least popular president in the history of polling — lost to Joe Biden in both the electoral and popular vote.
On Friday, Pence was heckled at the Faith and Freedom Coalition summit, with some attendees in the crowd chanting “traitor!” And according to CNN, the hecklers were wearing MAGA hats.
Pence gets drowned out by hecklers at the Faith & Freedom Coalition summit, some of whom appear to be chanting “traitor!” pic.twitter.com/pAQxavsK3O
— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) June 18, 2021
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Twitter users piled in.
So much Christianing
— G4C (@GreatforCake) June 18, 2021
Watching them eat their own is a special type of enjoyment. pic.twitter.com/ImpoS2s15L
— Nick Inglis (@nickinglis) June 18, 2021
I see they’ve mellowed
— pink globe emoji (@lyndon_bae_j) June 18, 2021
He is. But not for the reasons they think. On the bright side, pretty awesome that everyone hates him
— 𝙹𝚊𝚢𝚗𝚒𝚎’𝚜 𝙶𝚘𝚝 𝚊 𝙱𝚞𝚗 (@FreeGirlNowNYC) June 18, 2021
“I don’t see any nooses out there, so I feel pretty good about that….”
— JukeMAN2021 (@Man2021Snark) June 18, 2021
Sold his soul and got nothing in return
— Jim Tyrone (@Jctyrone) June 18, 2021
Watching the Republicans self-immolate is both enjoyable and terrifying.
— VOTE 🇺🇸 (@CommittoVote) June 18, 2021
Well, I guess that’s better than Trump supporters erecting a gallows outside then chanting, “Hang Mike Pence!” Still, they aren’t coping well with the twice-impeached one-term president’s election loss over seven months ago.
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