Mike Pence always has that look on his face. You know the one. The uncomfortable, squinty-eyed, forced smirk from a desperate attempt to mask his misery. Why he even bothers to give a speech without Mother is beyond most, as the second lady seems to bring the questionable Pence a sense of hetero peace that instantly comforts him in times of uncertainty.
In short, he’s annoying.
So when he went on Fox News to whine about being spied on, people saw instant comedy gold. This is what Pence told Fox reporter Sandra Smith about the president’s recent call for a probe into why the Russia investigation even started:
“We’ve got to get to the bottom of how all this started. The American people have a right to know how this investigation even began.”
“And as the attorney general said when he testified before Congress, there was spying. We need to understand why there was [and] whether there was a sufficient predicate.”
Smith then asked the vice president if he believed he was spied on. Pence replied:
“Well, I think we need to find out. We really need to get to the bottom of how this all began and if there was a violation of the rules. If the law was broken, the people that were responsible need to be held accountable. But I have to tell you, it’s very offensive to me.”
— America's Newsroom (@AmericaNewsroom) May 3, 2019
This is what Trump said in April that has Pence on repeat:
“There was absolutely spying into my campaign. I’ll go a step further. In my opinion it was illegal spying, unprecedented spying, and something that should never be allowed to happen in our country again.”
AG Barr also regurgitated Trump’s motto:
“I think spying did occur. But the question is whether it was adequately predicated — and I’m not suggesting it wasn’t adequately predicated, but I need to explore that.”