The White House is sending out President Trump’s most loyal lackey to punish vulnerable Democrats for backing the impeachment inquiry, Politico reported.
Throughout this week, Pence will travel the country, making pit-stops in districts Trump comfortably won in 2016. The vice president is expected to call attention to the impeachment inquiry and paint Democrats as the party more interested in destroying Trump than meeting the needs of constituents. The stops will include the districts of Reps. Cindey Axne (D-IA), Angie Craig (D-MN), Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) and Abigail Spanberger (D-VA).
“While the ‘Do Nothing Democrats’ attempt to distract with their endless investigations, the vice president and this administration are laser focused on policies that put Americans first and make our country great,” Pence spokesperson Katie Waldman told Politico.
The news of Pence’s deployment comes the vice president’s involvement in the events surrounding the impeachment scandal become increasingly clear, including that one of his aides listened in on the now-infamous call with Ukraine and that Pence advised Trump not to release the White House’s version of the call.