Buttigieg jokes about getting Pence's vote: 'There's hope for everybody'

Buttigieg jokes about getting Pence's vote: 'There's hope for everybody'
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South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegPoll: 68 percent of Democrats say it 'makes no difference' if a candidate is a billionaire CNN to host two straight nights of Democratic town halls before NH primary Poll shows tight general election battle between Trump and top Democrats MORE joked about getting Vice President Pence's vote on Monday, effectively continuing the feud between the two Indiana politicians. 

Buttigieg, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, made the comments at an MSNBC town hall with Chris Matthew in Fresno, California.


“Let’s talk about people, not like Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PencePence meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican Schumer urges declassification of letter from Pence aide Majority of voters don't believe new info will be revealed in Senate trial MORE who are never going to vote for you for all kinds of reasons, partisan and other ones,” Matthews said. 

“Hey, there’s hope for everybody,” Buttigieg responded to laughter and applause.

Buttigieg and Pence, who previously served as the governor of Indiana, have traded barbs of the vice president's religious beliefs on homosexuality. 

Buttigieg accused the vice president of holding his sexuality against him due to Pence's conservative Christian beliefs about homosexuality.

Pence later responded saying that Buttigieg knows he does not have a problem with him. 

"You know, I've known Mayor Pete for many years. We worked closely together when I was governor," Pence said in an interview. 

"I considered him a friend," Pence added. "He knows I don't have a problem with him."