We figured things would get awkward when Vice President-elect Mike Pence moved into the liberal, moneyed D.C. neighbourhood of Chevy Chase.
It didn't take long for neighbours to make it known that the conservative isn't in Indiana anymore - several homes surrounding his rental have hung gay-pride rainbow flags in protest of Pence's stance as the Hoosier State's governor on LGBT rights, and neighbors tell us there's been Facebook chatter about delivering rainbow-hued cakes to the new resident's door. (Pretty sure Secret Service is not going to be thrilled with that one.)
Residents on NW Washington Street where VP Elect Pence is renting a house are sending him a symbolic message. More residents may hang flags pic.twitter.com/fldYsMoP6i— Suzanne Kennedy (@ABC7Suzanne) November 30, 2016
"This is one way that I can show my disagreement," Ilse Heintzen told WJLA.com, which first reported on the neighborhood trend, of her new decor.
Pence and his family are renting a home in Washington while he heads up the presidential transition. The family is expected to move into the vice president's residence at the Naval Observatory after his swearing-in in January.