Where Oh Where Is Mike Pence?

He’s not at the White House!

As COVID-19 continues to work its way through the halls of the West Wing, Vice President Mike Pence is self-isolating out of what is being called an abundance of caution…in the heart of the safest place on earth…a world of near instant test results. It is the right thing to do…but the rest of the country can just go ahead and damn well open up!

Vice President Mike Pence is self-isolating away from the White House following his press secretary’s diagnosis of Covid-19 on Friday, said three people familiar with the situation.

The vice president didn’t attend a meeting on Saturday with President Donald Trump and top military officials.

Pence tested negative for coronavirus infection on Sunday, one of the people said. He and Trump have been tested regularly. He’s staying at his home at the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington out of an abundance of caution, said the people, who asked not to be identified because his isolation hasn’t been publicly announced.

Pence’s press secretary, Katie Miller, tested positive for coronavirus on Friday. Miller is the primary spokeswoman for the White House coronavirus task force, which Pence leads and which last met on Thursday.

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VP Pence’s absence meant that the meeting only consisted of 14 old white men instead of 15. And I have to question why they needed name cards…even for the president…is the turnover in the White House that high that the security team doesn’t know each other?

and elsewhere in Washington:

This weekend three top U.S. health officials who are task force members announced they would take isolation measures.

The heads of the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said they would self-quarantine, while Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said he would practice what he called a “modified” quarantine.

and in our neighbor state to the southwest:

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, who visited the White House on Wednesday and spent time near Miller, is considering self-isolating, according to two people familiar with the matter.

Reynolds and Pence were in each other’s company for extended periods during his Iowa trip, practicing social distancing. Neither official, though, wore a mask at meetings with state faith leaders and food industry executives.

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once again, there is apparently a shortage of PPEs in the Great Midwest.

Happy Mother’s Day.


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