Apparently the swamp is planning on President Trump being removed from office, as is evidenced by a questionable move the Vice President just made in preparation of such an event.
President Trump has been trying to stabilize his White House after a series of manufactured scandals rocked the political world and took him and his staff off message, and if Vice President Pence’s latest move is any indication of what’s to come, Trump had best be prepared for a major fight. For the first time a vice president has done so since the 80s, Pence started a Super PAC to build a massive was chest coming into the next elections.
Bloomberg reports that Pence started the Great America committee, a leadership PAC that will enable him to channel money to Congressional Republicans ahead of the 2018 midterms. The move comes as President Trump’s biggest campaign promises face stronger headwinds in Congress amid the swamp striking back and leaking damaging information (fake news) surrounding the firing of James Comey.
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“The Vice President is playing a leading role in passing legislation on the Hill,” said Nick Ayers, a senior adviser to Pence in the 2016 campaign who will be running the PAC. “He wants to support House and Senate members who are helping pass the president’s agenda.”
It’s unusual for vice presidents to set up their own fundraising vehicles. Neither Joseph Biden nor Dick Cheney, the two vice presidents who preceded Pence, had one while in office. It’s not entirely unprecedented, though: George H.W. Bush formed the Fund for America’s Future when he was preparing for his 1988 presidential run.
“Launching a leadership PAC sometimes signals an intent to run for higher office, which in Pence’s case, has been a topic of public interest ever since he was first nominated,” said Sheila Krumholz, executive director of the Center for Responsible Politics, which studies money in politics.
The move comes as President Donald Trump’s biggest campaign promises — such as overhauling the U.S. tax code and replacing the Affordable Care Act — face stronger headwinds following reports that he asked former FBI Director James Comey to drop an investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Some Republican lawmakers have raised concerns that his agenda will stall as a result of the controversy.
While planning for the PAC started in December, the timing of the move can’t be overlooked. Given a special prosecutor was just appointed to investigate the alleged ties between Trump and Russia, one can’t help but wonder if the swamp is planning to take Trump out in the near future.
Either way, it’s quite troubling for Pence to start a PAC if he’s planning on being Vice President for the next four to eight years, especially since a vice president hasn’t started one is decades.
As Krumholz said, “The general theory on having a leadership PACs is that it’s good to have friends and even better to have friends that owe you favors, because you never know when you’ll have to call them in.”
The question is, what favors is it that Pence is going to be calling in?