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Establishment Republicans Preparing For PENCE To Become President

Over the past week, President Donald Trump has been involved in a series of scandals, including his firing of FBI Director James Comey, his alleged leak of classified information to Russian officials, and reports that he urged Comey to drop an investigation into a top aide. Now, members of the GOP establishment are reportedly whispering about the possibility of pushing Trump aside so that Mike Pence can be president.

“If what the [New York Times] reported is true, Pence is probably rehearsing,” one House Republican who asked not to be named told Politico. “It’s just like Nixon. From the standpoint that it’s never the underlying issue, it is always the cover-up.”

Some Republicans are reportedly growing weary of defending Trump and believe that Pence looks like a particularly good alternative right now. Erick Erickson, a conservative pundit who was a strong Never Trumper but then pledged to give the president a chance, wrote this week that Republicans should abandon Trump because they “have no need for him with Mike Pence in the wings.”

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