Presidential hopeful Steve Bullock struggled to give a straight answer about Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday.
Bullock, on a campaign trial in Iowa, was asked whether or not he believes that Pence is a "decent guy."
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock on the question of whether Vice President Pence is 'a decent guy': pic.twitter.com/x5ljKRiAyA— Vaughn Hillyard (@VaughnHillyard) March 6, 2019
Despite the governor's indecision about the vice president's moral character, Bullock touted his work with Pence just last week.
"We're encouraged, knowing that someone who sat in the governor's seat continues to reach out to us, both when we agree and when we disagree," Bullock said of Pence. "Together, we can certainly jump-start the wheels of cooperative governing again."
This question appears to be a follow-up to a controversy involving former vice president Joe Biden. Last week, Biden was complimentary toward Pence, saying that he was a "decent guy." This was met with criticism and blowback from other Democratic politicians.
"Sex in the City" actress Cynthia Nixon attacked Biden on Twitter:
Biden responded to Nixon directly:
You’re right, Cynthia. I was making a point in a foreign policy context, that under normal circumstances a Vice President wouldn’t be given a silent reaction on the world stage.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) February 28, 2019
But there is nothing decent about being anti-LGBTQ rights, and that includes the Vice President.