Friday afternoon, Pence got in on the joke and joined the Internet mocking. He tweeted a blurred version of the photo that highlighted Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and circled the senator's face, along with this message: “Sorry @NASA …@MarcoRubio dared me to do it!” He then followed up with a Software Tool Overview Video
photoshopped picture showing him petting a porcupine with the caption: “Okay … so this isn't exactly the first time this has happened.”