Last Updated on October 26, 2021
Former Vice President Mike Pence is currently being avoided by Glenn Youngkin, the surging Republican gubernatorial candidate for Virginia.
Former Vice President Mike Pence, who became viewed as a political enemy to many in President Donald Trump’s base when he refused to contest the 2020 election on January 6, is now being avoided by Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin, and the Republican candidate’s campaign wants to make sure Virginians know the unpopular former vice president’s trip to the state his nothing to do with his campaign.
Pence, who has had an extraordinarily low approval rating since leaving office, was set to deliver remarks in Loudoun County, Virginia, with a focus on “educational freedom,” amid national discussion surrounding the incident at a Northern Virginia high school where a young girl was sexually assaulted by a “gender fluid” boy wearing a skirt in the school bathroom.
Youngkin’s campaign has surged with new supporters turning out to vote against former governor and Clinton administration scandal generator Terry McAuliffe, who has pledged to remove parents from discussions around education of their children entirely. Seizing on the issue, Youngkin and his allies have made major advertising buys in the state slamming McAuliffe on education.
However, Pence’s Loudoun County appearance announcement prompted Youngkin’s campaign to insist to conservative media that the the incoming presence of the former Vice President had nothing to do with Glenn Youngkin or the campaign.
“Pence’s address in Loudoun County, Va., is not tied to the campaign of Virginia GOP gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin,” reported Fox News, noting that Pence is visiting the state. “But a Youngkin campaign spokesperson told Fox News that the former vice president’s event in the state is not related to their campaign.”
The reason for Pence’s low approval ratings among Republican Party voters and politicians is likely due to his certification of potentially fraudulent electoral college votes following the 2020 Presidential Election.
At least one state appears to have been improperly certified following the forensic audit of Maricopa County, Arizona, which found that the number of voters whose existence could not be verified far outnumbered Joe Biden’s supposed “lead” of 10,457 votes in the state among other anomalies.
Pence has frequently celebrated his role in the certification of electoral college votes on January 6, 2020, including the slate of electors that were sent to him by Arizona, noting that he “will always be proud we did our part” to usher in the Biden regime.
Defending his understanding of the Constitution, Pence maintained in the past that “the Constitution provides the Vice President with no such authority” to “reject or return Electoral Votes certified by the states,” despite Constitutional experts pointing out that both “U.S. Code and the Constitution contain language that requires Vice President Mike Pence to reject unlawful Electoral College certificates,” as National File reported after the election.