(RepublicanPeak.com)- Last Saturday, former Vice President Mike Pence spoke at the annual Gridiron Dinner in Washington DC where he criticized former President Trump for his role in the January 6 Capitol riot and poked fun at his former boss and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, the Associated Press reported.
Saying that history would hold Trump accountable for the January 6 riot, Pence said that Trump was “wrong” when he claimed that Pence could “overturn the election.” The former Veep said that Trump’s “reckless words put both the Pence family and everyone else at the Capitol in danger.
Taking a hit at Fox News host Tucker Carlson, Pence said what happened on January 6 was “a disgrace” and said it is a mockery of decency to describe it “any other way.”
Pence’s criticisms were out of place at an event typically known for humorous speeches where politicians poke fun at each other. But the former Vice President did include a few humorous digs as well.
Pence took a jab at Trump’s famous fragile ego, joking that Trump wanted him to sing the phrase “did you ever know that you’re my hero” from the song “Wind Beneath My Wings” before each of their weekly lunches.
Pence also got in a dig over the classified documents seized by the FBI during its raid of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home, joking that some of the classified documents were stuck in the pages of Trump’s Bible, which proves that Trump had “no idea they were there.”
But the joke that sent Democrats into a tizzy was the one Pence made about Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.
Pence itemized all of Buttigieg’s failures as Transporation Secretary and then joked Buttigieg is the only person in the history of the world to “have a child” that causes everyone else to suffer from post-partum depression.
That joke set off a firestorm of outrage from the media, Democrat lawmakers, and the White House, who demanded that Pence apologize for the joke.
During Tuesday’s broadcast of ABC’s “The View,” an outraged Whoopi Goldberg called the joke a “homophobic slur.” She repeated Pence’s joke, prompting a smattering of laughter from some in the studio audience. Whoopie scolded those laughing, telling them the joke wasn’t funny; it was “sloppy” and “lazy.”