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

Former Democratic presidential candidate Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegDOJ sues to block JetBlue-American Airlines partnership On The Money — Presented by Wells Fargo — Pelosi plows full speed ahead on jam-packed agenda Blumenthal calls on Buttigieg to investigate American Airlines-JetBlue partnership MORE took aim at Vice President Pence over his willingness to serve alongside President TrumpDonald TrumpTexas announces election audit in four counties after Trump demand Schumer sets Monday showdown on debt ceiling-government funding bill Pennsylvania AG sues to block GOP subpoenas in election probe 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 HarrisBiden taps big bank skeptic to for top regulatory post Harris unveils 0M commitment to new global health fund Senate advances Biden consumer bureau pick after panel logjam 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 PencePence says he hopes conservative majority on Supreme Court will restrict abortion access Federal judge to hear case of Proud Boy alleged Jan. 6 rioter seeking release from jail The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Dems attempt to tie government funding, Ida relief to debt limit 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 CohenMichael Cohen: Trump bluffing about another White House bid Eric Trump lawyer in New York attorney general's fraud case quits Andrew Cuomo and the death of shame 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.