WASHINGTON, D.C. - A shocking photo has surfaced of current Vice President Mike Pence clearly showing him with an open eye and peeking during a church prayer.
"I am deeply ashamed and take full responsibility for my extreme lapse in judgment," said a sorrowful Mike Pence. "I have let the American people down and they've seen a dark chapter of my life that I am not proud of."
"There is no excuse for my actions following the priest's clear instruction for every head to be bowed and eye closed. May God have mercy on my soul."
Many questioned if he could continue in his leadership role following this enormous breach in trust with the American people. "We voted for Pence because he was supposed to be a godly man. Instead, he has caused us all to question his moral integrity and character," said concerned evangelical Paxton Stoutt. "I had to cover my daughter's eyes when we saw the news break."
At a recent press conference Pence announced that he will be taking a temporary leave of absence to reflect upon his actions and to plead forgiveness. The Vice President added, "I am grateful for my dear wife who has somehow decided to remain by my side throughout this scandal. I will do better."
At publishing time the Presbyterian church had stated that they had not officially ruled out excommunication as of yet.