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Buttigieg questions why evangelical Pence supports 'a president caught with a porn star'

Former Democratic presidential candidate Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegExclusive 'Lucky' excerpt: Vow of Black woman on Supreme Court was Biden turning point The Hill's Morning Report - Biden's crisis agenda hits headwinds Biden signs order to require masks on planes and public transportation MORE took aim at Vice President Pence over his willingness to serve alongside President TrumpDonald TrumpSchumer: Impeachment trial will be quick, doesn't need a lot of witnesses Nurse to be tapped by Biden as acting surgeon general: report Schumer calls for Biden to declare climate emergency MORE despite an alleged past affair with Stormy Daniels, an adult-film star.

During a Fox News interview with hosts Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum ahead of Wednesday's vice presidential debate between Pence and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisInaugural poet Amanda Gorman inks deal with IMG Models Overnight Defense: Biden lifts Trump's transgender military ban | Democrats, advocates celebrate end of ban | 5,000 guardsmen staying in DC through mid-March The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - GOP senator retires MORE (D-Calif.), Buttigieg was questioned on Harris's stance on "Medicare for All" and responded with a jab at reporters for trying to find "daylight" between the running mates.

"Well, there's a classic parlor game of trying to find a little bit of daylight between running mates," the former South Bend, Ind., mayor said.

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"If people want to play that game, we can look in to why an evangelical Christian like Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceHouse formally sends impeachment to Senate, putting Trump on trial for Capitol riot Biden White House to resume COVID-19 briefings with health officials Cancel culture comes for the moderates MORE wants to be on a ticket with a president caught with a porn star," he added.

The Trump campaign did not immediately return a request for comment. The president has long denied an affair with Daniels, who was photographed with the president around 2006 and has claimed an extramarital relationship with the then-New York businessman.

Trump's former personal attorney Michael CohenMichael Dean CohenFlorida bank says it has closed Trump's accounts Trump's pardons harshly criticized by legal experts Manhattan DA expands probe into Trump company to include family estate: report MORE was sentenced to three years in prison in 2018 after pleading guilty to tax evasion and making an unlawful campaign contribution in the form of a secret payment to Daniels meant to buy her silence prior to the 2016 election.