Is Mike Pence 'homeless and couch surfing'? Here is where the former VP might be staying after Washington exit
Reports suggest that he and his wife Karen Pence were 'couch-surfing' at the residences of various Republican politicians
Former vice president Mike Pence, who was thrust into the spotlight during the last days of Donald Trump’s presidency, reportedly does not have a permanent home to live in after leaving his official residence at the US Naval Observatory in Washington earlier this month.
While he was leaving his position and moving out of the house, Pence announced that he was going to move back to his home state, Indiana. He offered no details on the specifics of where he would move with his wife, Karen Pence.
Official records state that Pence, who grew up in Columbus, Ohio, never owned a home for the past eight years. Instead, a Business Insider story suggests that he and his wife Karen Pence were “couch-surfing" at the residences of various Republican politicians. The couple is currently believed to be staying at a cabin provided by Indiana governor, Eric Holcomb. Meanwhile, it was reported that the Pences said that they spent time at a home belonging to Pence’s brother in Columbus.
From 2001 to 2013, Pence was elected as an Indiana representative, and then from 2013-2017, he served as the governor. Pence used to live at the Indiana governor's residence in Indianapolis before moving to the vice presidential residence on the grounds of the US Naval Observatory in Washington in 2017. Pence has a net worth of around $1 million, and he could make plenty more money in the coming years.
According to a Daily Mail report, Insiders have predicted that he may rent a house in Washington, DC, as he considers a run for the White House in 2024, while others believe he won't purchase a property while there are still threats to his safety.
No concrete information about Pence's location is known due to safety concerns arising after the US Capitol riots on January 6. The mob that rampaged through the Capitol allegedly wanted to kill Pence for his role in certifying Joe Biden’s election victory as well as house speaker Nancy Pelosi for the same reason.
According to our earlier report, Capitol rioters shouting "hang Mike Pence" were just seconds away when VP and his family were evacuated.