Senate Dems Take Down Pence During Conference Call

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Mike Pence likes to play the timid role. He stays in the background, rarely speaks, which is probably why Trump picked him, and he knows his place behind the president. Pence falls in line with the president every waking moment, and it’s sort of pathetic that he continues to play the meek, almost sedated figure that would have full reign of the country if anything were to happen to The Donald.

Pence still gets his fair share of backlash for the little stuff he does say, because it’s usually an extension of Trump’s rhetoric that everyone is sick of hearing. On a conference call Friday, Pence got an earful from Senate Democrats who are sick and tired of playing games with this administration.

Washington Post White House reporter Seung Min Kim tweeted the following Friday:

According to CNN:

Senate Democrats grilled Vice President Mike Pence over coronavirus testing and President Donald Trump’s tweets during a tense phone call Friday afternoon on the pandemic response.

A Democratic Senate aide told CNN that “almost every question” from Democratic senators on the call “has been about testing,” and said that the administration “has not given clear answers.”

The source said that at one point, Sen. Angus King of Maine, an independent who caucuses with Democrats, said to Pence and everyone on the call, “I have never been so mad about a phone call in my life.”

The CNN report continued:

King called the administration’s failure to develop a more widespread national testing regime a “dereliction of duty.”

Access to testing has been uneven throughout the country amid the pandemic even with efforts to expand capacity — and pressure is intensifying on the President and the administration to ensure adequate testing, which is widely viewed as a requirement to reopening the shuttered US economy.

People on Twitter responded in force to the tweet. Check out the reactions below:

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