Pence: Assange Talk of Takeover Plot ‘Absurd’ and ‘Offensive’
Vice president blasts rumor of Clinton scheme to usurp Trump, 'I would dismiss that out of hand'
Vice President Mike Pence flatly denied “absurd” and “offensive” allegations that he had any part in an alleged scheme with Hillary Clinton to impeach the president as part of a “Pence takeover” during an interview Tuesday on “The Laura Ingraham Show.”
WikiLeaks founder and Editor-in-Chief Julian Assange caused an uproar Tuesday when he fired off two tweets claiming Pence associates were working alongside Clinton to usurp President Donald Trump. Citing two unnamed intelligence officials, Assange insisted that Clinton prefers Pence to Trump because he is “predictable” and “defeatable,” unlike Trump.
“I would find that — all of that dialogue — to be absurd, and, frankly, offensive.”
“Clinton stated privately this month that she is quietly pushing for a Pence takeover. She stated that Pence is predictable hence defeatable,” Assange tweeted. “Two [intelligence] officials close to Pence stated privately this month that they are planning on a Pence takeover. Did not state if Pence agrees.”
Assange added several hours later that, "It should be noted that both the officials close to Pence and Hillary Clinton spoke of moving towards an 'impeachment' not other action."
Ever since Trump became the 45th president of the United States, liberal politicians and the media have entertained the notion of an eventual Trump impeachment becoming a reality — despite the lack of any impeachable offense.
"I would find that — all of that dialogue — to be absurd, and, frankly, offensive," Pence said Tuesday on "The Laura Ingraham Show." "It is the greatest honor of my life to serve shoulder-to-shoulder with the 45th president of the United States and to see his leadership every day, to see the compassion that he has for the American people, every day."
Pence did not comment on whether or not he knew if those conversations between Clinton and people "close to" him had ever taken place; the vice president affirmed that he had no intention whatsoever of usurping Trump or of plotting an impeachment.
"I just — I would dismiss that out of hand and tell you that I just — I'm so excited about the progress that we've made strengthening this country, protecting this country, reviving this country's economy," Pence said. "And all credit goes to President Donald Trump."