We figured things would get awkward when Vice President-elect Mike Pence moved into the liberal, moneyed D.C. neighborhood of Chevy Chase.
It did not take long for neighbors to make it known that the conservative is not in Indiana anymore. Several houses surrounding his rental have hung gay-pride rainbow flags in protest of Pence’s stance on LGBT rights as governor of Indiana, and neighbors tell us there has been Facebook chatter about delivering rainbow-hued cakes to the new resident’s door. (Pretty sure the Secret Service is not going to be thrilled with that one.)
“This is one way that I can show my disagreement,” Ilse Heintzen told WJLA, which first reported on the neighborhood trend, of her new decor.
Residents on NW Washington Street where VP Elect Pence is renting a house are sending him a symbolic message. More residents may hang flags pic.twitter.com/fldYsMoP6i
— Suzanne Kennedy (@ABC7Suzanne) November 30, 2016
Pence and his family are renting a home in Washington while he leads the presidential transition. The family is expected to move into the vice president’s residence at the Naval Observatory after his swearing-in in January.