This photo combination of file images shows Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, left, and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. A major shake-up for Indiana politics could be coming this week as Trump considers Pence as his Republican vice presidential choice. Pence is expected to attend a fundraising event and rally in Indiana with Trump on Tuesday, July 12. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, David Zalubowski)

BREAKING: Trump’s Running Mate Distances Himself From Trump

This afternoon, Governor Mike Pence joined a chorus of Republican lawmakers in condemning Donald Trump’s locker room discussions with Billy Bush.

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Given that Pence’s performance at the vice presidential debate on Tuesday elicited calls of “Pence 2020” from just about every sect of the party, it’s unsurprising that Pence is starting early on attempting to sanitize his name of the Trump stink. But one is compelled to ask, exactly what will it take for Pence to remove himself from the ticket entirely? And more importantly, if such an abdication were to occur, how will the governor respond to those who question why these particular comments, in all their genital-grabbing sleaziness, weren’t enough to get Pence to climb out of the burning dumpster?

If Dr. Ben Carson is to be believed, this story is just getting started, so stay tuned!

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Dave Scharoun

Dave is a conservatarian blogger and political consultant from the Atlanta area. He enjoys fantasy football, chicken and waffles, and not discussing politics on social media.

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