Mike Pence calls for '4 more years' of Donald Trump and vows to keep fighting, Internet brands him 'deranged'
'We’re going to keep fighting until every legal vote is counted. We’re going to keep fighting until every illegal vote is thrown out,' Pence said
Vice President Mike Pence was branded 'delusional' after he continued to pretend that President Donald Trump might have another term at the White House while speaking in West Palm Beach, Florida, at a Student Action Summit on Tuesday, December 22, despite the fact that the Electoral College voted to confirm President-elect Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 election earlier this month.
The summit was organized by Turning Point USA, a major pro-Trump and conservative youth advocacy group, where the vice president urged the crowd, chanting "four more years" and "to stay in the fight in our election." "As our election contest continues, I’ll make you a promise, we’re going to keep fighting until every legal vote is counted. We’re going to keep fighting until every illegal vote is thrown out," Pence said, repeating a line he has been seen using frequently as he has campaigned in recent weeks in the Georgia Senate runoff elections.
Mike Pence, speaking before a packed audience during a pandemic at the Turning Point conference, is still pretending Trump could serve another term— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 22, 2020
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After a video of his speech went viral on social media, a number of people ridiculed his choice of words. "Delusional," one of them said, while another wrote, "This is getting so surreal we are almost in 'Totino's Pizza Rolls' territory." One more quipped, "Pence. 27 seconds. I feel unclean." The next remarked, "Someone got in trouble for his lack of support."
"Deranged," wrote another, while one more asked, "I still don’t even understand the plan here. They definitely know they lost. What is the benefit in continuing to hype people up at this point?" A commenter wrote, "I guess they want the donation stream to continue? Maybe?" One person tweeted, "Amazing that he is taking part in this." Another said, "On,...Fighting Flies." One of them reacted with, "I’m going to keep fighting until January 6th when I am required by law to name Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States!"
Delusional— Lou Ann Jacobs (@LouAnnJacobs1) December 22, 2020
This is getting so surreal we are almost in "Totino's Pizza Rolls" territory https://t.co/uQJlNwh4CI— Gabriel Maier (@Gabesaves) December 22, 2020
Pence.— Wilbur Wilde (@WillyWilde) December 22, 2020
I feel unclean.
Someone got in trouble for his lack of support.— Barb (@labbarb) December 22, 2020
Deranged.— Joe Falcone (@Falconjo) December 22, 2020
I still don’t even understand the plan here. They definitely know they lost. What is the benefit in continuing to hype people up at this point?— Port Richmond Paul Hollywood (@orencamera) December 22, 2020
I guess they want the donation stream to continue? Maybe?— Gift of Gab Shh ... I'm recording & resisting ... (@GiftoGab) December 22, 2020
Amazing that he is taking part in this— eugene felton (@efjr68) December 22, 2020
On,...Fighting Flies— Ava Banton (@AvaBanton) December 22, 2020
I’m going to keep fighting until January 6th when I am required by law to name Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States!— John Church (@jjciii) December 22, 2020
On Monday, Trump and Pence met at the White House with a handful of top Trump supporters in the House of Representatives to discuss strategies on how to protest the election results when a joint session of Congress meets on Jan. 6 to certify the Electoral College results. The VP has the unenviable task of presiding over the session of Congress that will formalize Biden’s Electoral College victory on the day.
We previously reported that to avoid facing the wrath of GOP voters who continue to promote the claim that the election was stolen away from the POTUS, Pence is unofficially scheduled to leave the country for a tour of Europe and the Middle East as soon as the ritual is over. The formalization of Biden's win would require Pence to open and count electoral votes sent from each state during the session of the Congress, a task which one White House official said was almost like someone delivering a death notice. "By no means is this going to be an easy moment for the vice president or president to stomach,” the official said.
As a result, skipping town might be a sure way out of facing the music following the session. Three US officials familiar with the planning told Politico that the VP was eyeing a foreign trip that would take him overseas for nearly a week, beginning on January 6. The outlet also reviewed a US government document that shows the vice president is due to travel to Bahrain, Israel and Poland, with a possibility of stops being added in the future. It would be Pence’s first trip abroad since last January when he traveled to Rome and Jerusalem. The timing of the trip would allow Pence to put as much distance between himself as the president and his supporters as possible.
“I suspect the timing is anything but coincidental,” one Pence ally said of his tentative travel plans. Pence aides declined to confirm the details of the trip.