We all knew Mike Pence was planning on attending the Super Bowl with a few of his predecessors including Al Gore and George H.W.Bush. But what no one told us is that instead of traveling directly to Houston, he and his wife took quite a bit of a detour to pick up a few extremely important guests beforehand.
Where at? Andrews Air Force Base, where he met two wounded service members — and flew them to join him at the game. This right here proves Trump chose the RIGHT man for the job!
GOD BLESS OUR MEN AND WOMEN IN UNIFORM!
Pence landed at the base shortly after noon to meet up with Marine Staff Sgt. Anthony Mannino, Jr., who was wounded in Iraq in 2008, and Army Staff Sgt. Frederick Manning, who was injured in Afghanistan last year, to fly them to the game aboard Air Force Two.
Mannino invited his wife Diane as his guest and Manning brought along his nurse from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Army Sgt. First Class Charles Stanley.Mannino is rooting for the New England Patriots, while Manning is pulling for their opponent, the Atlanta Falcons.
Pence, who has given no indication as to which team he might support, claimed he was on “neutral soil” as an Indianapolis Colts fan:
We’ve got Falcons fans. We’ve got Patriot fans. There’ll be a winner on this plane on the way back.”
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) February 5, 2017