FRAUD FLASHBACKS: J.D. Vance Feels “Out Of Place” In Ohio
April 26, 2022
Before he ran for office, J.D. Vance said he feels “out of place” in Ohio.
J.D. Vance spent much of his adult life trying to run as far away from Ohio as possible – and made a name for himself as a resident of exclusive coastal enclaves. In a 2016 piece for The Atlantic, where he described Donald Trump as “opioid of the masses,” Vance wrote about his San Francisco lifestyle:
- “A few Saturdays ago, my wife and I spent the morning volunteering at a community garden in our San Francisco neighborhood. After a few hours of casual labor, we and the other volunteers dispersed to our respective destinations: tasty brunches, day trips to wine country, art-gallery tours. It was a perfectly normal day, by San Francisco standards.”
That may be a normal day for a Silicon Valley millionaire, but it’s practically unrecognizable for hardworking Ohioans struggling to make ends meet. The last time J.D. Vance tried to run for U.S. Senate in 2018, he faced scrutiny for his residency in Washington, D.C. At the time, a GOP consultant opined, “Washington seems to be absolutely his primary residence. I don’t know what address he claims in Ohio, but he’s not living there.” And Vance’s financial disclosure still included that D.C. townhome that landed him in residential hot water in the first place.
Now Vance is looking for another ticket out of Ohio and back to Washington so he doesn’t have to feel “out of place” here any longer.
“Silicon Valley Vance feels perfectly comfortable on the coasts with his fellow elites and in his own words, feels ‘out of place’ in Ohio. How can you represent Ohioans when living here makes you uncomfortable?” said Michael Beyer, a spokesperson for the Ohio Democratic Party.