Pence has vehemently denied that he’s gunning for the 2020 prezzy election, but a new previously unreleased comment from that insane Scaramucci rant with Ryan Lizza implies otherwise.
From the Hill:
Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramuccisuggested in an interview last month shortly before his dismissal that Vice President Pence was protecting himself with a staffing choice.
Scaramucci’s comment, made during his infamous interview with The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza, was published Tuesday after The New York Times reported over the weekend that Pence advisers claimed he has been signaling to GOP donors that he will run in 2020 if President Trump does not.
“Why do you think Nick’s there, bro?” Scaramucci said during the phone call, referring to Nick Ayers, Pence’s chief of staff who was appointed to the position last month.
“Are you stupid?” Scaramucci added, Lizza reported. “Why is Nick there? Nick’s there to protect the Vice-President because the Vice-President can’t believe what the f— is going on.”
The implication is that Pence is protecting himself in order to run when and if Trump flails. Of course, it’s all implied now, but really it would make a lot of sense. Pence has already shown himself to be a pretty cold calculating politician who will do what he needs to do to stay in power. Why wouldn’t he be planning 2020 given Trump’s low ratings and inability to make good on his promises?
We shall see…