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Mike Pence tweets about plans to celebrate his Irish roots, Ireland responds “Maybe another time”

Vice President Mike Pence announced he and his homophobic wife/mother Karen are planning a trip to Ireland next month to celebrate his family’s roots. Unfortunately, nobody there seems to want them.

Yesterday, Pence, whose grandfather immigrated from Ireland to the United States in 1923, tweeted:

The announcement has been met with overwhelming criticism and calls for the Pences to stay off the Emerald Island.

Oh, but it didn’t stop there…

Shall we continue?

Earlier this year, Pence hosted a St. Patrick’s Day breakfast for Ireland’s openly gay Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and his partner, Mike Barrett, during which Varadkar gave a speech where touched on the topic of sexual orientation.

“I stand here this morning as leader of my country,” he said, “flawed and human, but judged by my political actions and not by my sexual orientation or my skin tone or my gender or religious beliefs.”

Related: Mike Pence ate breakfast with two gay dudes and it was totally awkward