It appears that Vice President “Lies His Ass Off For Trump” Pence is postponing his pro-COVID-19 “Faith in America” tour of Florida and Arizona.
“Vice President Pence will no longer participate in campaign events in Arizona and Florida this week,” a spokesman close to Pence told Fox News Saturday. “This is related to coronavirus numbers increasing in those states.”
Pence will reportedly still be traveling to Florida, Arizona and Texas next week to meet with governors and evaluate the situation on the ground in those states seeing spikes in coronavirus cases.
Pence’s decision comes just hours after Florida reported a record new high in daily coronavirus cases — marking it the third time this week a new record was broken.
But wait a second! Wasn’t Pence just on TV yesterday saying how well Trump had done at controlling the spread of the coronavirus? And I seem to recall that he was dismissive of reporters when asked why he says for Americans to respect local leaders on the coronavirus when the Trump campaign ignores local health officials and holds large indoor rallies. There was something about free speech being blathered about by Pence about that question. I believe Pence implied that free speech “trumps” public health concerns any day of the week.
If you want to abuse yourself, here is the link to C-SPAN coverage of that lovey lie fest:
And when asked about whether those states opened up too damn soon, here is what Pence said:
The White House Task Force gave its first briefing in two months Friday, where Pence was asked if he saw a correlation with the states seeing record spikes and the states that chose to reopen their economies early — including Florida, Arizona and Texas.
“I think there will be a temptation for people to look at these Sunbelt states that have been reopening and putting people back to work and suggest that the reopening has to do with what we’re seeing in the last week or so,” Pence said.
“But frankly, in the case of each of these states, they reopened, in some cases, almost two months ago.”
So if the coronavirus doesn’t bite you in the ass at the 2 week mark, everything is fine, according to Pence.
But if everything is OK, why isn’t Pence going to AZ and FL? Also, he is all about “faith.” Surely, the Good Lord protects those who have faith in him. Therefore, God has his back. What’s the problem then?
Maybe it is that Pence, despite his best efforts at being a COVID-19 Truther, doesn’t want to stick his head in those coronavirus hotspots?