Mike Pence’s detractors enjoy trolling him, and now the saga is now hitting close to (his) home. Pence’s new neighbors in the Washington, D.C. neighborhood of Chevy Chase are both protesting and poking fun at him by draping their homes with gay pride flags. This is a clear nod to the many times Pence has taken a traditionally conservative stance on LGBT issues.
So, instead of neighborly “welcome” casseroles, Pence is getting the cold shoulder, sort of. About a half dozen LGBTQ flags welcome the Pences to the northwest D.C. neighborhood in apparent disagreement with the Indiana governor’s policies.
Pence’s voting history regarding the LGBT community is no secret. Resident Ilse Heintzen told ABC 7 in D.C. that they are hanging the flags as a respectful way to show they disagree with Pence’s views but also as a way to hopefully change his mind:
“A respectful message showing, in my case, my disagreement with some of his [Pence] thinking…I have no idea what [the Vice-President Elect] will think about, but I hope he will change his mind. This is one way that I can show my disagreement.”
This is certainly not the first time the vice president-elect has been trolled though. From Planned Parenthood donations in his honor to even musicals being named after him, Pence just can’t avoid being the butt of a joke as people call him out all the time.