Vice President Mike Pence is launching his own PAC — the "Great America Committee" — to aid his own future political interests, including helping Republican candidates ahead of the 2018 midterms.
The group, which filed paperwork with the FEC on Wednesday, will be able to use the funds to cover the costs of the vice president's travels on Air Force Two to campaign on behalf of GOP candidates across the country.
This is the first time a sitting vice president has formed such a separate political arm. Former administration officials have used either party or campaign funds to cover travel costs.
A source close to the vice president said the organization will "provide resources for the vice president to actually support candidates who are supportive of the president's agenda."
Of course they are dismissing the idea that this has anything to do with Pence's plans to run in 2020, but I mean come on, is anybody really buying that?
The last sitting VP to do this was George H. W. Bush, and of course we know why HE did it.
I actually think that Pence has been positioning himself for a 2020 run since the inauguration.
And currently Pence is doing his invisible man act in order to stay out of the line of fire while Trump gets hit from all sides.
Courtesy of CNN:
It's hard for a vice president of the United States to disappear from sight. After all, you are the second most powerful person in the country and all that.
Despite those challenges, Vice President Mike Pence has been nearly invisible for the last 48 hours or so -- even as the Trump Administration has been buffeted by a slew of negative stories that have occasioned a special counsel to be named to oversee the ongoing Russia probe.
So yeah he's running in 2020, and I'd bet the farm that he is hoping the investigations take the giant orange asshole out of his way soon so that he can become the president right now and get started on rolling back voting rights and women's access to birth control, like he's always dreamed of doing.