Former Vice President Pence was shredded online by critics after a “cringe” video of him went viral.

The video featured him at a gas station showing him appearing to fill the tank of a pickup truck while simultaneously ripping President Joe Biden’s administration.

“Remember $2 gallon gas? I do,” Pence, a former Indiana governor and GOP congressman, said into the camera as he worked the pump. “And then Joe Biden became president of the United States and launched his war on energy.”

However, the video, viewed more than a million times, intended to promote his energy independence plan, faced ridicule from numerous individuals on social media, with many pointing out a beeping sound in the background that indicated he might not have been genuinely refilling the tank.

“How can this dipstick fix our energy independence when he can’t even push the button that chooses which octane gas he wants to make the ‘beeping’ sound stop?!” tweeted comedian Rob Schneider.

“Has he never pumped his own gas before?” political commentator Steven Crowder added.

“You forgot to select the fuel type, that is why it is beeping in the background. An easy mistake to make if you have lived in a bubble your whole life,” another user wrote.

“Mike Pence shows he doesn’t know how to pump gas in his new commercial… He never selects a grade and the pump keeps beeping… It’s about as cringe as you’d imagine,” comedian Tim Young added.

“Mike Pence doesn’t know how to pump gas much less fix America’s energy issues. Pick the octane Mike. The beeping will stop,” conservative commentator Chad Prather quipped.

The End Wokeness accounted tweeted: “Pence has no clue how to pump gas. Who thought this was a good idea?”

The Pence campaign announced earlier this week that he has met the qualifications to take part in the first GOP primary debate, which will be held later this month in Milwaukee, Wis., and moderated by Fox News.

In the days leading up to the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, then-Vice President Pence made “contemporaneous notes” of conversations he had with former President Donald Trump.

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The notes were revealed Tuesday in Special Counsel Jack Smith’s indictment of the former president.

Trump is accused of four federal crimes related to his actions following the 2020 presidential election, as well as unsubstantiated claims that the election was rigged. Pence’s previously unreported notes are used as evidence against Trump, who has been accused of conspiring to defraud the United States, obstructing an official investigation, attempting to obstruct an investigation, and conspiring against rights.

“As the January 6 congressional certification proceeding approached and other efforts to impair, obstruct, and defeat the federal government function failed, [Trump] sought to enlist the Vice President to use his ceremonial role at the certification to fraudulently alter the election results,” the 45-page indictment alleges.

“The Defendant did this first by using knowingly false claims of election fraud to convince the Vice President to accept the Defendant’s fraudulent electors, reject legitimate electoral votes, or send legitimate electoral votes to state legislatures for review rather than count them. When that failed, the Defendant attempted to use a crowd of supporters that he had gathered in Washington, D.C., to pressure the Vice President to fraudulently alter the election results,” the indictment added.

Fox News adds:

The indictment cites several phone calls between Trump and Pence in late December and early January in which Trump allegedly made “knowingly false” claims about the election and pressured his vice president to stop Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s victory. Pence recounted some of these conversations in his memoir, “So Help Me God.”

According to Smith, Pence called Trump on Dec. 25, 2020, to wish him a Merry Christmas but Trump “quickly turned the conversation to January 6 and his request that the Vice President reject electoral votes that day.” Pence pushed back, asserting that he lacked the authority to change the election outcome.

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