Mike Pence

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(Politician, Vice President of the United States)
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BornMichael Richard Pence
Columbus, Indiana, U.S.
Alma materHanover College, Indiana University
SpouseKaren Batten
Member ofWhite House/Coronavirus Task Force
Politician, Governor and former VP under Trump. Called a "decent guy" by Joe Biden. Called himself "Christian, a conservative, and a Republican, in that order." Was named "to be hanged" by Trump mob and pressured Christopher C. Miller to deploy the national guard on January 6, the day of the D.C Capitol riots.

Employment.png Vice President of the United States

In office
January 20, 2017 - January 20, 2021
BossDonald Trump
Preceded byJoe Biden
Succeeded byKamala Harris

Employment.png Governor of Indiana

In office
January 14, 2013 - January 9, 2017
Preceded byMitchell Daniels

Mike Pence (born June 7, 1959) is an American politician, lawyer, and the former Vice President of the United States. From 2013 to 2017 He was the 50th Governor of Indiana.

Latin America tour

On the eve of VP Mike Pence's Latin America tour in August 2017 to Colombia, Argentina, Chile, and Panama, President Donald Trump threatened military action against Venezuela, which has the world's largest oil reserves. Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza was quick to react saying Venezuela rejected "hostile" threats and called on Latin America to unite against Washington:

"We want to express gratitude for all the expressions of solidarity and rejection of the use of force from governments around the world, including Latin America."

Peru, one of Nicolás Maduro's fiercest critics, led the charge in criticising Trump's threat, saying it was against United Nations principles:

"All foreign or domestic threats to resort to force undermine the goal of reinstating democratic governance in Venezuela, as well as the principles enshrined in the UN charter," said Peru's Foreign Minister Ricardo Luna.

Mexico and Colombia joined in with statements of their own:

"All measures should be peaceful and respect the sovereignty of Venezuela," a statement from Colombia's foreign ministry said.

Regional alliance Mercosur added it rejected the use of force against Venezuela, despite having indefinitely suspended the country last week amid international condemnation of Maduro's new, all-powerful National Constituent Assembly.

Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman, reporting from the Chilean capital Santiago, said Trump's comments have "raised alarm bells from Mexico to Pantagonia":

"The mere suggestion is being rejected in a region with bitter memories of the days when the US marines were sent in to impose American interests in Washington's so-called backyard," she said.

Pence's problem

Patricio Navia, a political analyst, told Al Jazeera that Pence will have his hands full in trying to gain political leverage in the region:

"I think Pence's problem is that he is going to come to Latin America and people are going to ask him:
'Are you speaking on behalf of President Trump, are you speaking on behalf of the US government? Will President Trump be the president a year from now in the US?'
"So, I dont think he has enough political clout to exert any kind of influence in Latin America. I don't think any Latin American nation would support military invasion of Venezuela. What I think Pence wants to do is shore up support to remove Maduro through other means."[1]

2021 US Capitol Riots

Pence was reported as the one to be calling the US Army on his own voters, which left the army quite confused.

Trump played an interesting role, consistently tip-toeing between support for the rioters, and trying to not be removed by forces in the U.S Government. One could begin to question what his true thought process was, apart from the usual CCM answers that the US President was clueless just thinking what to do on the spot while Pence urged the US National Guard to wipe the city clean.[2]

10 minutes after the first rioters entered the US Capitol during the 2021 Washington D.C. Riots Trump tweeted on Twitter, and was reported by Liz Cheney to have mentioned Pence hanged would be "maybe that what he deserves".[3]


Related Quotation

Donald Trump/Presidency“Mike Pence didn't have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our Country and our Constitution, giving States a chance to certify a corrected set of facts, not the fraudulent or inaccurate ones which they were asked to previously certify. USA demands the truth!"”Donald Trump6 January 2021


Event Participated in

Munich Security Conference/201915 February 201917 February 2019Munich
The 55th Munich Security Conference, which included "A Spreading Plague" aimed at "identifying gaps and making recommendations to improve the global system for responding to deliberate, high consequence biological events."


Event Witnessed

2021 Washington D.C. RiotsOne of the most fortified positions in the US gets violently overrun by a group of Trump Supporters after a demonstration... without a single shot fired by the mob. Official narrative soon blamed Trump and extremists. Official opposition narrative soon blamed the democratic party trying to fraud Joe Biden into the White House. Several other governments were briefed by intelligence services that the incident seemingly "was being allowed" to happen.


Related Documents

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Document:Under Trump, the Israel lobby is a Hydra with many headsArticle30 May 2018Jonathan CookSince Trump took office, the Israel lobby has mobilised four other powerful lobbies: Christian evangelicals, the alt-right, the military-industrial complex and Saudi Arabia
Document:Venezuela critics are just Blairites having a kick at Jeremy CorbynInterview7 August 2017George Galloway
Luke Dolan
For nineteen years the United States government and its secret agents have been trying to overthrow the Venezuela political process. Why might that be? Well, there are many reasons but the biggest among them has the smallest name: OIL.
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