Mike Pence almost lost out to a woman?
That’s gotta sting.
Courtesy of The Guardian:
The Iowa senator Joni Ernst has stated she turned down the opportunity to be Donald Trump’s vice-president because she believed her husband Gail “hated any successes I have”.
In an affidavit filed as part of divorce proceedings with her husband of 26 years, Ernst states: “in the summer of 2016, I was interviewed by Candidate Trump to be vice president of the United States. I turned Candidate Trump down, knowing it wasn’t the right thing for me or my family.
“I continued to make sacrifices and not soar higher out of concern for Gail and our family,” she added.
The Iowa Republican met with Trump in New Jersey at his Bedminister golf course on 4 July 2016 and gave a positive statement about the meeting. However, within two days, Ernst told Politico: “I made that very clear to him that I’m focused on Iowa. I feel that I have a lot more to do in the United States Senate. And Iowa is where my heart is.”
However, in the affidavit, Ernst points to a strained marriage as the reason for her decision. “Meanwhile, he hated any successes I had and would belittle me and get angry any time I achieved a goal,” she says.
Now see here is the part I find confusing.
Considering the shitstorm that defines this presidency, WHY would Ernst still hold hard feelings for not getting to be part of it?
Hell if a spouse of mine stopped me from boarding this Titanic of an administration, I would be offering to renew our vows rather than divorce their ass.