Mike Pence is being mocked for his exuberant entrance to a campaign event.
The vice president "prance-clapped" across a tarmac in order to stump for Georgia Republican Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue. He did so to the tune of Free's "All Right Now."
Pence's strange moves were spotted by The Recount, which shared a video on Twitter Thursday that has accrued over 2 million views at the time of this article's publishing. The podcast then juxtaposed an '80s workout video with the Republican's prance, captioning it "Same energy."
This, of course, sparked many more memes of Pence, who is notoriously antigay. As governor of Indiana, he signed a so-called religious freedom bill into law, which infamously would have allowed the state's businesses to discriminate against LGBTQ+ customers (it was eventually amended). Throughout his political career, he has opposed pro-LGBTQ+ causes like marriage equality and the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell."
Moreover, wins by Loeffler and Perdue, who are currently campaigning for a special runoff election in January, would solidify Republican control of the Senate and impede the Biden administration's advancement of legislation supporting LGBTQ+ rights, like the Equality Act. Rev. Raphael Warnock is running against Loeffler and Jon Ossoff against Perdue.
Pence's prance follows bizarre dance moves from President Trump, who would gyrate to the Village People's "YMCA" at rallies during the lead-up to the presidential election. Incidentally, "All Right Now" was co-written by a gay man, Free bassist Andy Fraser.
In light of this political background, enjoy the online mockery of Pence below.