The Detroit Free Press reports:
Vice President Mike Pence arrived at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island in an eight-vehicle motorcade Saturday, prompting cries of “sacrilege” on social media.
Cars are generally banned on the island, and that century-old ban is integral to its charm. When President Gerald Ford visited the island in 1975 — the only sitting president to make such a visit — he and first lady Betty Ford traveled by horse-drawn carriage.
Pence, who spoke at the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference, is the first sitting vice president to visit the island. He traveled to and from the airport with a cluster of monster SUVs shipped to the island Friday night. It was the first-ever motorcade on Mackinac.
Cars have been banned on Mackinac Island since 1898. So what does idiot Pence do? Shows up in an EIGHT-vehicle motorcade.
No one in Trump’s administration has a damn bit of respect for anything. https://t.co/LRoe3ls7un
— Polly Sigh (@dcpoll) September 21, 2019
.@VP used an 8 car motorcade to travel from the Mackinac Island Airport to the hotel
The island disallows any use of motor power except for emergency vehicles, snowmobiles, and government-owned service vehicles.https://t.co/qYKJTNFk72
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) September 21, 2019
Because of Mike Pence’s drive on Mackinac Island, I’m introducing legislation that Mike Pence always be carried on a lounge chair by four shirtless and oiled men. pic.twitter.com/LqC42LnD7X
— Santa Claus, CEO (@SantaInc) September 22, 2019
Travel on the island is usually restricted to foot, bicycle, or horse-drawn carriage, but Vice President Mike Pence broke with the tradition to travel from the Mackinac Island Airport to speak at the Michigan Republican party’s leadership conference https://t.co/DpAl2wQgPZ pic.twitter.com/mrl16MqgBm
— MLive (@MLive) September 21, 2019