Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) took issue on Friday with Vice President Mike Pence's practice of limiting one-on-one meetings with members of the opposite sex.
Pence, a devout Christian, told The Hill in 2002 that he "never eats alone with a woman other than his wife."
What did Harris say?
In a Friday appearance on MSNBC, Harris — a 2020 presidential hopeful — offered her opinion of Pence's practices.
NBC's Peter Alexander asked Harris her thoughts about the vice president, pointing to fellow candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren's recent remarks that she does not believe Pence is an honorable person.
"I disagree with most of what the vice president stands for when he makes decisions about our LGBTQ community in a way that doesn't understand that they should be entitled to full equality and all rights under the law as any other American," Harris said.
She added that not meeting with women one-on-one is "ridiculous."
"I disagree with him when he suggests that it's not possible to have meetings with women alone by himself," Harris noted. "I think that's ridiculous — the idea that you would deny a professional woman the opportunity to have a meeting with the vice president of the United States is outrageous."
She added, "I have many points of disagreement with the vice president."
Alyssa Farah, who is Pence's female press secretary and senior adviser, hit back at Harris' remarks.
In a tweet, Farah wrote, "Hi, @SenKamalaHarris: I'm a female Senior Advisor to Mike Pence & am wondering why you are repeating this false claim? He's elevated women to positions of leadership throughout his career & relies on their advice & counsel. Get your facts straight."
Hi, @SenKamalaHarris: I’m a female Senior Advisor to Mike Pence & am wondering why you are repeating this false cla… https://t.co/9rYAmfWUmm— Alyssa Farah (@Alyssa Farah) 1552587124.0
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