‘An easy target’: Pence takes barbs from both sides as he promotes Trump

Washington Post - 03-17


It was the mildest of compliments from a predecessor: Joe Biden rather benignly described Vice President Pence as a “decent guy.”. And that’s when the attacks began. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), one of several 2020 Democratic presidential candidates to weigh in, told MSNBC that Pence is “not an honorable person.” Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) said it was “ridiculous” and “outrageous” that he is unwilling to meet privately with female staff — prompting a flurry of Twitter refutations from top female administration officials. And at a CNN town hall, South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) referred to Pence as “the cheerleader of the porn-star presidency,” wondering aloud if “he stopped believing in scripture when he started believing in Donald Trump.”