Vice President Mike Pence’s wife, Karen, doesn’t seek the spotlight often — but that can change when someone goes after her husband and his Christian faith.
On Tuesday, Karen Pence pushed back forcefully against Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, accusing him of attacking her husband to gain notoriety in the lead up to the election.
Buttigieg, who is openly gay, has implied that Pence is somehow homophobic, likely due to his Christian beliefs.
"They've always had a great relationship," she revealed to Fox News host Brian Kilmeade.
Pence added: “It's funny because I don't think the vice president does have a problem with him, but I think it's helping Pete to get some notoriety by saying that about the vice president.”
The vice president has handled the situation with nothing but class, refusing to stoop to Buttigieg’s level and get into a mud-slinging competition. Buttigieg, on the other hand, is clearly attempting to get a rise out of Pence.
"People will often be polite to you in person, while advancing policies that harm you and your family,” the Democrat said recently. “You will be polite to them in turn, but you need not stand for such harms. Instead, you push back, honestly and emphatically. So it goes, in the public square."
In 2015, Pence responded to Buttigieg’s coming out by saying he holds the South Bend, Indiana, mayor "in the highest personal regard. I see him as a dedicated public servant and a patriot.”
Speaking directly to Buttigieg, Karen Pence asked: “Pete, did you not like that,' because that's what the vice president said about him.”
“So what's the problem with that?” she added.
The Pences are pure class, as usual.