Pence's neighbors hang 'Make America gay again' banner

Vice President Mike Pence
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Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, second lady Karen Pence, repaired to Aspen, Colorado, for the holiday season. They rented a house, and their temporary neighbors seized the opportunity to make a colorful commentary on Pence's politics:

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The resident was "real sheepish and thought he might be confronted by the Secret Service or deputies," said Pitkin County Sheriff Joe DiSalvo. "When [the agents] said, 'We're not here to control your free speech rights,' [the family] came out with chili and began feeding them." The banner was hung by the daughters of the family with the help of one daughter's girlfriend.

"This town had a history of irreverence when it came to our visitors," DiSalvo told The Aspen Times. When then-President Bill Clinton visited in the 1990s, someone hung a large sign reading, "Inhale to the Chief," in reference to Clinton's claim that he smoked marijuana but did not inhale.

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