VIce President Mike Pence confirmed on Thursday that recent verbal attacks aimed at him by his former friend, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, were purely political.
On The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Buttigieg took a swipe at Pence, saying, “If he were here, you would think he’s a nice guy to your face. But he’s also fanatical.”
Last Sunday, Buttigieg told a group of LGBTQ activists, “That’s the thing I wish the Micke Pences of the world would understand — that if you’ve got a problem with who I am, your problem is not with me. Your quarrel, sir, is with my creator.”
Speaking on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” Pence shrugged off Buttigieg’s criticisms as an attempt to win far left voters.
He said some things that are critical of my Christian faith and about me personally, and he knows better; he knows me,” Pence said.
“I get it you know, it’s like — you have 19 people running for president on that side in a party that’s sliding off to the left.
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