Heard on the Hill

Rep. Greg Pence calls House impeachment vote ‘Bulls--- to the fourth degree’

TMZ caught a couple of members on the Hill Thursday

Indiana Rep. Greg Pence calls House impeachment vote “bulls--- to the fourth degree” (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

“Bullsh-- to the fourth degree”: That’s what Rep. Greg Pence had to say Thursday morning as TMZ not-so-pleasantly surprised the congressman and asked him his thoughts on the House vote to impeach President Donald Trump just the night before.

The vice president’s brother was entering what appeared to be the Cannon Office Building along with Rep. Michael Waltz, who seems to have slipped away from the scene unscathed.

“What’s going on, where have you been?” the Indiana Republican quipped.

“I've been looking for you, actually,” the reporter responded. “You had the most unique perspective than anybody out there, right? Because at the end of the day, your brother is, like, he’s obviously in line to be president.”

Pence — who, if his brother were to assume the Oval Office, could perhaps benefit from some perks, like a nice little box of White House peanut M&M’s — told the reporter he was “overthinking that one.”

“I represent the people of the 6th District of Indiana,” Pence insisted as TMZ defended their questioning, calling the presumed move of the VP “a natural thing.”

“Maybe natural to you,” Pence doubled down.

The Republican wasn’t the only politician entrapped by TMZ on Thursday morning. The outlet also caught 2020 Democratic candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard outside the Capitol. She sternly defended her “present” vote on the impeachment articles Wednesday night.

“My vote was a vote for the American people, for our country, for our democracy,” Gabbard told TMZ.

Now that all the important questions are out of the way, only one remains on our minds: What does bulls--- to the first, second or third degree look like?

Rep. Pence’s office did not immediately respond to HOH’s request for comment.

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