Mike Pence attended an NFL game on Sunday in order to stage a dramatic walkout over players’ continued protests during the national anthem.
…Reporters traveling with the vice-president were told to stay in the press van beforehand because “there may be an early departure from the game.”
Pence promoted the stunt heavily on social media.
…Pence was scheduled to fly to Los Angeles on Sunday after the game for an event in the early evening. This means that Pence traveled from Las Vegas to Indianapolis, walked out of a football game, then traveled back to the West Coast — all in the space of 24 hours, and all using taxpayer dollars, including for the extra security at the game because of his presence.