Former Vice President Mike Pence apparently thinks he can win over millions of Trump voters, despite the fact that several of those voters called for his hanging during the January 6th riots at the United States Capitol building.
CNN reports that Pence is laying the ground for a run at the White House in 2024, and he's not going to wait around to see what former President Donald Trump does before making his move.
"Mike is going to look at this and say, 'Where am I being called to serve?'" a source whom CNN described as "close to Pence" explained. "That's not going to be thwarted by any man or woman. If he feels called to do this, it's not going to be because of who else is in the race."
Pence's relationship with Trump has deteriorated ever since Trump tried to get Pence to refuse to certify the results of the 2020 presidential election.
This led Trump to attack Pence publicly ahead of the January 6th riots -- and Trump supporters responded by chanting "Hang Mike Pence!" as they stormed the Capitol building.
David Kochel, an Iowa-based Republican campaign strategist, tells CNN that Pence might be making a big mistake if he thinks he can get away with running in 2024 without earning the wrath of Trump supporters.
"He's the most uniquely connected to Trump of anyone in the field, in ways both helpful and unhelpful," he said. "Nobody would be more affected by a Trump comment than Pence, and nobody more vulnerable to a Trump run."
'I have a right to my self-determination!' MAGA rioter starts 'screaming' after judge sends her to jail
Alleged MAGA rioter Pauline Bauer reportedly had a full-on public meltdown on Friday when a judge ordered that she be sent back to prison ahead of her trial.
NBC 4 Washington's Scott MacFarlane reports that Bauer, who has echoed the rhetoric of so-called "sovereign citizens" in previous court filings, had her pre-trial release revoked after federal prosecutors documented how she has refused to follow court orders during her release.
During the hearing, writes MacFarlane, Bauer regularly challenged the court's authority to hold her in any kind of custody, even though she denied being part of the sovereign citizen movement.
"I have a right to my self-determination!" she told the judge at one point.
Bauer also told the judge that she is not subject to the court's supervision and twice said that the court was trying to put her "in the water" even though she's chosen to be "on the land."
According to MacFarlane, the judge overhearing her case was not impressed with her arguments and ordered her sent to prison ahead of her trial.
"The problem is she's not going to do what I direct her to do," the judge explained. "Ms. Bauer is now going to be incarcerated."
MacFarlane writes that Bauer started "screaming" as soon as the judge asked U.S. Marshalls to take her into custody.
An Oregon doctor who continuously defied COVID-19 guidelines and spread false information about face masks has had his license revoked, Newsweek reports.
Steven Arthur LaTulippe was issued an order from the Oregon Medical Board earlier this month for "dishonorable or unprofessional conduct; repeated negligence in the practice of medicine; and gross negligence in the practice of medicine." He was also fined $10,000.
This is LaTulippe's second suspension.
The first one, which occurred this past December, came after the board found that his family practice, Southview Medical Arts in Dallas, operated in such a way that it constituted an "immediate danger" to the public and presented a "serious danger" to public health and safety. He also told his patients that masks are a source of carbon dioxide.
"[LaTulippe] had trained his receptionist 'to look at [the patient] and just take a look at them and see if they look sick,' and, if the patient was 'smiling and happy,' the receptionist was instructed to ask how the patient was feeling," medical board documents said, adding that he had patients exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms to remove their masks.
At least 95 percent of his patients did not wear masks at his clinic between March and December 2020, he told board officials. The Board also found that in at least eight cases, LaTulippe prescribed opioids to patients who may not have have needed them in the first place.
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