Vice President Mike Pence retained a relatively low-profile since his boss' election loss to President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris last month. While President Donald Trump has assailed the vote as fraudulent—without any evidence—Vice President Pence tried to avoid rocking the boat.
Among his few appearances was a speech at a "Protect The Majority" rally in Georgia on behalf of embattled GOP Senators Kelly Loeffler and Dave Perdue. The appearance grabbed a lot of attention, but not for the reason the Vice President likely would have hoped.
When Vice President Pence exited Air Force Two, he ran to the podium while clapping to the beat of Free's "All Right Now".
And the result was, well, we'll let you see for yourself.
Mike Pence prance-claps to the stage for a campaign rally in Georgia for Senators Loeffler & Perdue. (We did not a… https://t.co/faYW2xWB2h— The Recount (@The Recount) 1607630459.0
Needless to say, the internet was mystified.
@SamZComedy @therecount He only claps with his right hand. Weird. Don’t know about you, but my clap is with both h… https://t.co/6io9aIawHD— Penguin Named Opus (@Penguin Named Opus) 1607653888.0
@therecount Why does he clap like this? https://t.co/Pfv80LQiOI— LAP 💉🐀💪🏼 (@LAP 💉🐀💪🏼) 1607636466.0
@therecount Is it me or is he clapping strangely? It's like one hand goes way out!— debbie curry (@debbie curry) 1607631960.0
Others joked about the Mike Pence as Donald Trump's cheerleader vibes.
@therecount Hahahaha! He’s showing his cheerleading skills! Just like Trump “I’m a cheerleader”— David Mahoney (@David Mahoney) 1607701558.0
@therecount Well, that was certainly quite a show @VP. I didn't know you were a cheerleader. You know that will mak… https://t.co/TmItKcW8XW— 🇺🇸Judy (@🇺🇸Judy) 1607644747.0
And many thought he was trying to emulate President-elect Joe Biden's jog to the podium the night he made his victory speech.
@therecount Trying to channel some Biden energy yet resulting with class of 1982 high school Pom Pom Squad captain.— Cooper Neumann (@Cooper Neumann) 1607640196.0
@therecount He’s trying to be like Biden but failed miserably— starincali (@starincali) 1607656874.0
@therecount Aw he’s trying to emulate Biden in leu of trump— samson (@samson) 1607692063.0
@therecount Hes only doing this because Biden jogs on stage. He wants to show his vigor.— MiCHAEL REYNA (@MiCHAEL REYNA) 1607647810.0
Unsurprisingly, there were also jokes with many harkening back to the aerobics craze of the 80s...
@Angry_Staffer Pence doesn't want us to forget he placed 57th in the International Aerobics Competition of 1987.— Cat Food Casserole (@Cat Food Casserole) 1607722239.0
@mmpadellan I swear that aerobics video never gets old. And adding pence is the 🍒 on top— justme GET VAX OR STAY AWAY (@justme GET VAX OR STAY AWAY) 1607710547.0
Unsure if Pence just got accepted to be on the lead float in the Mardi Gras parade, announced as the front runner f… https://t.co/ZqW9RxZpFk— The Smiling Catassin (@The Smiling Catassin) 1607661001.0
...proving it's possible to be funny without any homophobia.
@therecount To all the people making fun of how he moves here: that is how toxic masculinity happens. By indicating… https://t.co/HtNcVB4W61— Robert Bettmann (@Robert Bettmann) 1607652716.0
Because after all:
@rbett @therecount Well said. Ironic homophobia is ... still homophobia.— EarlOfRochester (@EarlOfRochester) 1607722319.0
We hope the Vice President is enjoying his final days in office.