We already knew Vice President Mike Pence doesn’t trust those funny people in lab coats called scientists. He doesn’t believe them when they say global warming is a thing, he doesn’t listen to them when they say the world is older than 10,000 years old, and he damn sure isn’t going to listen to their goddamn propaganda they have posted about not touching stuff he wants to touch.
Pence was photographed during a visit to NASA touching a piece of equipment adorned with a sign that reads:
Critical Space Flight Hardware
“DO NOT TOUCH”
Fortunately for Pence, Republicans have a long-held tradition of being OK with touching things that don’t want to be touched (just ask any woman who tries to get them to take rape seriously). So he touched it.
Naturally, the internet is having a field day with this, with many wondering if “Mother” (the super-creepy nickname Pence has for his wife) is OK with him touching space things:
Do you think mother approved of him touching this?
Do you think he had dirty thoughts?
— Steve Marmel (@Marmel) July 7, 2017
Do you think Mike Pence is afraid to have dinner alone with spacecrafts?
— (((Neil Kaplan))) (@NeKap) July 7, 2017
The man tugging at his jacket to stop him is my favourite part. pic.twitter.com/M9824I4eCp
— LayOffTheBooks (@layoffthebooks) July 7, 2017
You expect him to read that liberal writing? Reading is for lefties elitists. Obviously.
— Skeeter (@popculturelol16) July 7, 2017
That’s what they get for putting the instructions in quotes. He probably thought they really didn’t mean it.
— Julie Leto (@JulieLeto) July 7, 2017
To be fair most 6 year olds would do the same
— Paul Neaville (@pneaville) July 7, 2017
but now that he’s touched science, does he believe in it???
— BG the Snow Queen (@bgraymua) July 7, 2017
Pence misbehaves when mother is not around.
— B. Justice (@zefirotorna) July 7, 2017
I guess “mother” said it was okay
— Euchre Player (@euchreman1022) July 7, 2017
Mother told him he could, so that settles it.
— Gwendolyn Gee (@GwennGee) July 7, 2017
To be fair, “DO NOT TOUCH” *is* in scare quotes, so…
— David Pinion (@DavidPinion) July 7, 2017
Fortunately, Pence didn’t do any damage. In a statement on Pence acting like a four-year-old, NASA explained that touching the surface of that piece of equipment is not going to place lives at risk:
— NASA (@NASA) July 7, 2017
Whether or not he actually did any damage, this latest incident is just another example of how little regard anyone in the Trump administration has for rules, laws, or anything else that doesn’t have a dollar sign by it.
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