As shots rang out in the Capitol building and an unfortunate air force veteran took a round to the neck, killing her, Vice President Pence’s Secret Service detail quickly whisked him away from the Senate floor and into an underground bunker where, amid the chaos, other members of Congress had gathered to wait for an all-clear signal.
There, an enraged and exhausted Pence thundered and swore, saying he’d had enough and would no longer pledge undying fealty to a “criminal president” trying to mold America in his image. He blamed Trump, exclusively, for the anarchy overhead, as alleged pro-Trump supporters ransacked and burglarized the Senate and House floors.
A White House source familiar with the situation said Pence confronted Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer about the possibility of either using the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office or impeaching him for criminal malfeasance. Pence reportedly broke down in tears and apologized to Senate Democrats and Republicans alike for having allowed Trump to manipulate, cajole, browbeat and bully him for four miserable years. He said he had felt honor bound to obey Trump, but now sought to repent by joining a coalition eager to speed Trump out of D.C.
“Pence was in a state. He’s normally cool, calm, and collected, but he was furious, furious at Trump. No one had ever seen Pence like that before. They really want to get Trump out of the Oval Office before the 20th, but they know how difficult that’ll be. Pence wants more, he wants Trump arrested and locked away, and the key thrown away,” our source said.
Technically the president is immune to prosecution while he holds office; however, he loses that protection on January 20, at which time, Pence said, the incoming justice department will have a buffet of options for criminal charges. On the federal level, Biden’s expected AG, Merrick Garland, can charge Trump with inciting a riot and many hate crimes, both of which could land Trump in prison for a minimum of five years.
“That’s not enough for Pence,” our source said. “While mayhem was going on overhead, Pence said Trump needs to spend life at GITMO. He gave several reasons, but one stood out from the others.”
That reason is a palpable fear that Trump, in an act of malevolent reciprocity, might data dump the motherload, meaning disseminate national secrets on everything from the government’s knowledge of extraterrestrial life to the truth behind 9/11. He might also blow the lid off the Covid-19 coverup. Like all presidents, Trump signed a litany of non-disclosure agreements forbidding him from discussing classified material after he leaves office. But Pence expressed doubt that Trump will honor the agreement, saying Trump’s promises were disingenuous.
“Trump may become the greatest threat to national security this nation has ever had,” Pence purportedly said. “If we don’t collectively work to keep him quiet, the damage to this country will be catastrophic in irreparable.”