Mike Pence’s political fortunes are 100% tied to Trump. They have been since the day the then-Indiana governor said “yes” to Trump’s offer to share the ticket. On that day, Pence became a stranger to the GOP political establishment that was still very leery of the idea of Trump as the party nominee.

But let’s say that Trump gets impeached, or even indicted for criminal behavior, then what does Mike Pence do?

There isn’t a person on the planet closer to the U.S. Presidency than Mike Pence, and if Trump falls, Mike is right there, ready, willing and able to slide into that greasy chair.