The San Francisco Chronicle reports:
Former Vice President Mike Pence, who, according to a Friday report from Axios, is running for president in 2024 and “has no plans to defer to his former boss” if former President Donald Trump runs again, is apparently seeking to improve his conservative credentials by visiting a California In-N-Out.
It is unclear where in the state Pence was, but the former vice president has been traveling frequently for speaking arrangements, and is making upwards of $100,000 a speech, Vanity Fair reported.
The burger chain has become the latest flashpoint in the country’s endless culture war on account of its refusal to comply with Bay Area laws requiring businesses to screen customers for proof of COVID-19 vaccination for indoor dining. This stance has made the chain a darling among conservatives.
Read the full article. If you click through the second tweet below, you’ll get a rundown of In-N-Out’s financial support of anti-LGBT policies.
In California and had to stop at In-N-Out Burger! 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/3UdzaOcWMV
— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) October 21, 2021
Fast food pandering is the most facile form of American politics. pic.twitter.com/f4gksTgECW
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) October 22, 2021
The LGBTQ community has long been wary of In-N-Out Burger, and with good reason.
— SFChronicle Datebook (@SFC_Datebook) October 22, 2021