In an exclusive interview with Yahoo News Chief National Correspondent Jon Ward, former Vice President Mike Pence responds to criticism over his decision to never dine alone with a woman other than his wife, Karen Pence. “I’m a sinner saved by grace,” he jokes, adding, “The outpouring of support that we’ve encountered in the months and the years that followed that [were] very humbling to me.”
JON WARD: Tucker Carlson said that you're so flamboyantly pure you won't have dinner with ladies who are not your wife. Do you consider yourself flamboyantly pure?
MIKE PENCE: I'm a sinner saved by grace. [LAUGHS] I must tell you, there's a lot of things that surprised me when I was elected to the White House but none more so than the criticism that we took for a promise that I'd made to my wife when we were first married. I just simply said I would not dine alone with a woman who was not my wife.
JON WARD: There was a lot of mockery at first. But then Me Too happened and people were like, oh, well, it-- maybe it doesn't look so bad after all.
MIKE PENCE: You know, the outpouring of support that we've encountered over the months and the years that followed that, very humbling to me. It was-- you know, there's nothing more important to me than my marriage and my family.