"I will keep this brief because by now you all have heard. Our nation has taken another hit. Had this come from a terrorist then the severity of the wound would not be so deep. Unfortunately, it came from one of our own. Samuel Washington. Once, he stood for this country and was willing to give his body and soul in the name of it. But that was yesterday, today he has turned against us and is now threatening the lives and ideals we value so much."
"I don't know when he changed, I wish I did, maybe he was always this way but just pretended to have a shred of decency in him. He certainly fooled me. Maybe something just snapped. It's not for me to determine human nature. All I know is that he has to be stopped before he destroys everything that we have worked for."
"I'm here today to say that he will be stopped and that the American ideals will not perish. I will do whatever it takes to see our nation prosper and endure. We have difficult times ahead of us. I am confident that we will come out on top if we work together. Which is why I am placing a bounty of ten million dollars to whoever can bring in Samuel Washington to our custody. Dead or Alive. For the charges of treason, terrorism, and other acts against the peace and dignity of the U.S."
Every single mercenary and assassin has a reason to kill him now and not only would it be completely legal, they will get rewarded for it. For most it won't even be about the money, trust me, I know how they think. I was one of them for a while. For them, it will be about getting bragging rights that they are the one who killed an Ex-Vice President.
I don't really expect any of them to succeed, yet I am open for surprises. Above all else, this sends a message to the people and to him, hence the theatrics behind it all. It shows them that I am doing something about the situation, unlike my adversaries. He's basically going to be the one who gets me into the White House.