Business Insider reports that people close with Mike Pence’s inner circle say the former vice president is currently homeless after leaving Washington, D.C., and appears to be couchsurfing until he finds a permanent new residence.
“He doesn’t have a home, he doesn’t have anywhere to live,” one advisor to former President Donald Trump told Insider.
The Trump advisor is one of a dozen Republicans close with Pence’s inner circle who were vexed that a former vice president of the United States would have neither a home nor a job. Some even wondered whether the Pences were couch surfing.
According to one source, the Pences are staying at the dolled-up cabin nearby that the Indiana governor uses as a retreat. If so, they’d need permission to spend the night from Pence’s former lieutenant governor, Eric Holcomb, who now serves as governor.
The news outlet reported that two Republicans close to the couple said they heard the Pences were staying at Mike Pence’s brother’s home in Columbus. Insider noted that the couple does not currently own a home and haven’t for decades.
After Pence won his 2000 race for Congress, the Pences lived in Washington for about a decade before returning full time to Indiana to run for governor. But instead of moving back to the Edinburgh home they had left a decade earlier, they rented in a ritzy enclave on the northeast side of Indianapolis.
Pence’s financial disclosures filed when he was a congressman show that he wasn’t paying a mortgage from 2007 onward. In 2008, however, Pence reported receiving rental income of at least $2,500 from a residence in Columbus, Indiana.
Insider reported that the financial disclosure forms Pence filed as vice president, of which there were four since July 2016, do not show that he owned any property, including a home in Edinburgh.
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