Mike Pence, after spending four years in the publicly funded vice presidential housing, is now looking for somewhere new to live.
The former vice president has lived in public housing since 2013, first the Indiana governor's mansion and then the VP residence at the Naval Observatory. In fact, he and his wife, former second lady Karen Pence, are currently "homeless," not having owned a house in years, and "couch-surfing" back in their home state of Indiana, Business Insider reported on Wednesday.
The Colbert video starts as a normal news report, explaining the news reported by Business Insider. It quickly shifts gears, with a voiceover that says: “Meanwhile, somewhere in Indiana”. A doorbell rings and someone looking surprised answers the door.
“Good evening, it’s an honor to speak with you tonight,” says a recording of Mike Pence’s vice presidential-voice.
On #LSSC tonight: Mike Pence needs to crash on your couch 🛋 https://t.co/vszxs2XeHU
“I haven’t laughed this hard in a while,” one person wrote of the parody. Flatmate.com joked, “if anyone has a spare room for the Pence family, please get in touch.”
Homelessness is a very real (and very unfunny) problem, and with the pandemic hurting businesses it’s a sad reality that housing is a luxury some can’t afford. Although Pence, who’s net worth is reportedly $1 million, can certainly find somewhere to go.