Brian Howey


When newly elected Mike Pence showed up at the U.S. Capitol for his first joint session of Congress on Jan. 6, 2001, he watched Vice President Al Gore declare George W. Bush and Dick Cheney as the winning Electoral College ticket. He heard Gore, who lost a bitter election that was ultimately decided in the Bush v. Gore U.S. Supreme Court case, tell the assembly at its conclusion, “May God bless our new president and new vice president, and may God bless the United States of America.”

Nine months and five days later – on Sept. 11 – Rep. Pence stood in that Capitol as the doomed Flight 93 approached, only to be forced in the ground a hundred miles short of its mission of terror by patriot passengers.

Brian A. Howey is publisher of Howey Politics Indiana at Find him on Facebook and Twitter @hwypol.

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Joe King

Trump has done more damage to this country reputation and democracy in the last 4 years, he will go down in history as the worst ever. He brings out the worst in everyone.

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