Vice President Mike Pence, a devout right-wing Christian, has been really quiet lately over Donald Trump’s alleged extramarital affairs that he had with adult-film star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal. And, of course, there have been others.
Actually, though, a lot of right-wing Christians have been silent on this issue, calling it locker room talk or saying that it was years ago, even though his affair with Stormy Daniels took place just after his wife gave birth to their son.
Pence wasn’t so quiet in the late 1990’s when Bill Clinton was in office and it was revealed that he had an affair with a White House intern and lied to the public regarding the matter. Oh, and another right-wing Christian-y thing we hear about this is that Trump’s affairs didn’t happen while he was in office so it’s OK that he committed adultery multiple times.
Pence wrote a couple of columns at the time in which he argued the importance of morality and integrity to the office of the presidency, according to CNN’s KFile. Pence thought Clinton should be removed from office.
In one column, “The Two Schools of Thought on Clinton,” it was published on his now-defunct website for his radio talk show. Another column, “Why Clinton Must Resign or Be Impeached,” was posted on his congressional campaign website. At the time, both columns ran in various Indiana newspapers but did not receive national attention.
“If you and I fall into bad moral habits, we can harm our families, our employers and our friends,” Pence wrote in one of the columns.
“The President of the United States can incinerate the planet. Seriously, the very idea that we ought to have at or less than the same moral demands placed on the Chief Executive that we place on our next door neighbor is ludicrous and dangerous.”
“Further, the Presidents [sic] repeated lies to the American people in this matter compound the case against him as they demonstrate his failure to protect the institution of the presidency as the ‘inspiring supreme symbol of all that is highest in our American ideals,'” Pence wrote possibly just before the acronym IOKIYAR — It’s okay if you’re a Republican — became a thing.
“Throughout our history, we have seen the presidency as the repository of all of our highest hopes and ideals and values,” he wrote. “To demand less is to do an injustice to the blood that bought our freedoms.”
Pence cited a couple of Bible passages — and I don’t mean to school such a God-fearing man such as the vice-president — but God hates, “a false witness who utters lies” and his president* has told over 4,000 lies since taking office.
‘The acquisition of treasures by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor, the pursuit of death.’ ~ (Prov. 21:6)
‘What is desirable in a man is his kindness, and it is better to be a poor man than a liar.’ ~ (Prov. 19:22)
I could do this all day because I’ve read the Bible, but I’m not so sure that Mike Pence has read the Holy Scriptures. Just a hunch.