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Mike Pence Slammed For Visiting Michigan Island Where Vehicles Are Banned With Eight-Car Motorcade

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For over a century, Mackinac Island in Michigan has been car-free, with the exception of emergency vehicles.

Automobiles were outlawed from the island—which has fewer than 500 residents—in the late 19th century after complaints that the new technology was startling horses.


Since then, five Presidents on both sides of the aisle have visited the island and respected the ban, opting for bicycles or horse-drawn carriages instead.

So locals weren't too pleased when Vice President Mike Pence drove not one, not two, but eight vehicles through the island on his way to the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference.

Watch below.

While some supporters of Pence and his boss, President Donald Trump, gathered on the side of the road to greet him, others—like Michigan Democratic Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib—let Pence know what they thought of his vehicles.







In closing:

Not a good look, Mike.

The book Piety & Power: Mike Pence and the Taking of the White House by longtime Pence reporter Tom LoBianco is available here for an inside look at what makes Vice President Mike Pence tick.

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