Trump to join Pence in disclosing 2016 financial information

Cameron Gross
May 19, 2017

Perhaps the Vice President will indeed raise money to help push Trump-friendly candidates in the 2018 midterms, to help legislation move more quickly. "Republicans who are reflexing defending the self-inflicted wounds of this President have no need for him with Mike Pence in the wings", wrote conservative pundit Erick Erickson, urging Republicans to either intervene with Trump or push for his ouster.

"You never saw him promoting Flynn", the source asserted.

The last 48 hours, however, have highlighted Pence's political problem: He is serving under a deeply unpredictable president who he will likely be latched to - in the public's mind - no matter what happens over these next four or eight years. The prospect of a Trump-less White House would give the Republicans in Washington a better chance of advancing their agenda upfield without having to worry about their quarterback getting sacked or spiking the ball at the 30-yard line along the way.

Somewhat paradoxically, while Trump's unpopularity could improve the chances of impeachment and a Pence presidency, barring such drastic developments, they could harm Pence's long-term chances of assuming the office. His conversion to born-again Christianity, and the influence of Ronald Reagan, saw him shift to the Right of the political spectrum.

And with that, Republicans would retain the White House, add with that, add more justices to the Supreme Court, influencing policy for a generation, he argued. This is precisely what an ambitious politician might do if he were looking to the future, while it is also somewhat unprecedented for vice presidents.

"Now, they'll take Pence in there any day".

Pence was a relatively successful governor and a loyal running mate.

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To be sure, impeachment sets a high bar: a majority in the House, then two-thirds in the Senate to convict and remove an official. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, which is very different - it doesn't only have to consider criminal activity".

The odds of Donald Trump leaving office before the end of his term are still incredibly low.

Politico on Thursday also published a story citing conservatives and unnamed Republican lawmakers talking about the possibility that Trump could be replaced by Pence amid the ensuing scandals. "And he's blithely complicit in abetting Bannon's deliberate dissolution of our democracy", Whedon said in an email to BuzzFeed News.

Pence replied: "Well, look, respectfully, Rush, I actually think this was, as the president said a little a while ago, I think this was actually a clear win for the American people". At the start of the administration, the vice president publicly defended Flynn against allegations that he had discussed sanctions with Russia's ambassador to the USA before Trump's inauguration. While Trump doesn't have much of a personal ideological agenda, Pence would work intently on enacting hard-right social conservatism in every way possible.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, on Thursday shrugged off that suggestion when asked about it at a press conference.

According to New York Times, a House Republican who asked not to be named quipped Wednesday.

When Trump ousted Comey, administration officials said the president only did so after receiving a memo from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The type of PAC Pence is now headlining can be used to directly support candidates. "No problem - elect Trump then impeach him".

Sophomore Dylan Jaskowski, president of the Notre Dame College Republicans, said the organization is looking forward to Pence's visit and speech.

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