Vice President Mike Pence has always struck me as not only a man of devout faith but as a very courageous man as well. He was brave enough to stand by President Trump in the very beginning and risk his political career to do what was right. He has taken every smear, threat and defamatory remark from the left with an air of grace and silent strength.
I watched Pence as he presided over the confirmation vote for Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday. He had to repeatedly tell the Sergeant-at-Arms to bring the gallery to order because of screeching and wailing leftists. He never lost his cool… not once. So it came as no surprise that after the confirmation, Pence did not go out the back way. He went out the front with his head held high.
According to the U.S. Capitol Police, a total of 101 people were arrested for unlawful demonstration throughout the Senate building, and outside of it. That included six people who unlawfully demonstrated inside the Senate Gallery, which is against the law. These people were briefed on that before they entered the gallery.
Instead of taking a side entrance that would have been much safer given the hordes of radicals out front, Pence left the Capitol building through the front door as protesters shouted “Shame! Shame! Shame!” He exited toward the Senate steps with his security detail flanking him. Pence appeared to pause when a large crowd of demonstrators across the plaza increased their chanting as the doors opened to reveal the vice president.
Van Helsing would have been proud. Pence faced off these political vampires head on. Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms Jim Morehand reportedly told Pence that he could exit through the Carriage Entrance if he preferred. His security detail radioed that they would take the new exit but Pence stopped and pivoted. “Let’s do it,” he said and faced the front to exit the building and they proceeded to go down the steps.
A brave and defiant Pence walked towards his motorcade and waved as he went. The protesters didn’t like that one little bit and Pence didn’t care in the least. These same people later would scratch and pound on the door to the Supreme Court over Kavanaugh’s confirmation. They are violently insane in my opinion. They are obviously radicalized and very dangerous.
Kavanaugh was confirmed along party lines by a narrow margin of a 50-48 vote. That made this the closest successful confirmation vote in over 100 years.
The only successful confirmation closer than Kavanaugh’s occurred when Stanley Matthews Swayne was confirmed in May 1881 in a 24-23 vote under President James Garfield.
Pence made it clear in a statement that Kavanaugh’s confirmation marked another success for the Trump administration. “In nominating Judge Kavanaugh, President Trump kept his word to the American people to appoint judges who will interpret the Constitution as written and uphold the God-given liberties enshrined there.” With any luck, Trump will get to fill Ginsberg’s seat as well… she’s 85 now.
Today is a historic day for our country as a majority in the U.S. Senate voted to send a new voice to the Supreme Court who will uphold the timeless vision of America’s founders — Judge Brett Kavanaugh. My full statement below: pic.twitter.com/OYlkQEMOCR
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) October 6, 2018
The vice president called Kavanaugh’s nomination a “historic day for our country,” adding that Kavanaugh would “arrive at the court with the prayers and esteem of millions of Americans.”
Saturday was a historic day as Kavanaugh became the 114th Supreme Court Justice and the court took a right turn probably for a generation. The ugly smear campaign by the Democrats did what the Republicans could not do it seemed… it united the party once more. And that will bleed over into the midterm elections where you are likely to see a red wave sweep the political contests out there.
From President Trump refusing to withdraw his nominee in the face of a ferocious attack on Kavanaugh to Lindsey Graham 2.0 Beast mode: “Why don’t we just dunk him in water,” everyone stood up against the ugliness of the left and their deranged behavior over this.
Vice President Mike Pence leaving boldly through the front of the Capitol building was an in-your-face moment against the left. It was glorious and I was very proud when he did it. It takes a strong man to walk out in front of his enemies, smiling and waving while they give you the middle finger and call you every vile name in the book.
Both Trump and Pence are men of courage and conviction. They will not be cowed by their enemies and these are the kind of leaders we want and need. Both of these men are doling out epic justice to the left these days and I revel in it.
PENCE: "On this vote, the ayes are 50; the nays are 48. The nomination of Brett M. Kavanaugh of Maryland to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States is confirmed." pic.twitter.com/azRbcmeiRo
— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) October 6, 2018