The One Thing Vice President Mike Pence Refuses To Do Has Some People Fuming Mad
LifeAspire Staff 4/11/2017
As the highest ranking officials in the United States government, the president and vice president are constantly in the spotlight. Their actions are often splashed across the media, which can even include their private news and photos. But as a devout Christian, a comment made by United States Vice President Mike Pence has tongues wagging.
As a strong Christian, the vice president happens to harbor particular views about what he should do and how he should act as a man of faith in regards to his wife and marriage. There is one thing that U.S. Vice President Mike Pence refuses to do out of respect for his wife and his marriage. For some reason, this decision has a lot of people upset.
Apparently, he declared that he refuses to dine with a woman who is not his wife. The Washington Post reported that in 2002, Mike Pence told The Hill that he never eats alone with any female who isn't his wife, Karen, and he doesn't attend events where alcohol is offered without his wife accompanying him. Many jaws hit the floor after that revelation was revealed.
"If there's alcohol being served and people are being loose, I want to have the best-looking brunette in the room standing next to me."
Dr. Wendy Walsh, a relationship expert, told Inside Edition that many women would be thrilled to have a significant other with such an outlook on the purity of their relationship.
"I ask every woman in America, 'Would you like your husband to say he would never dine out with another woman with alcohol without you with him?' We all would do the touchdown cheer if our husbands said this. This is a good thing. It shows he has boundaries."
Even the Trump transition team and administration noticed their special bond. Ken Blackwell, senior domestic policy adviser who sat on the transition team, said the vice president didn't seek her approval, but still consulted with her on issues and items, reaching a solution that was faith-based--together.
"You can't get a dime between them."
Some Americans are not happy with Vice President Pence's stance regarding associating, or rather, not associating, with other women. They claim that it sends the country backward in time to an era where women were barefoot with an apron in the kitchen and the men were in charge. Others worried that his position would prevent him from interacting with important female foreign nationals, such as Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May.
The Pences call it "building a zone around your marriage." Others call it sexist. Twitterland went crazy after the disclosure.
"Mr. Pence-While you're in Berlin, Ms. Merkel needs to meet with you privately regarding an imminent nuclear threat!"
Yet others applauded the vice president's stance at preserving the sanctity of his marriage, by setting boundaries. They not only talked about how refreshing it was to see such behavior between two people truly in love in a society full of disgraceful behavior and disrespect for others, but also how it exemplifies their faith.
Their relationship has always been extra tender and respectful. According to the Washington Post's profile about the second lady, Karen had a small gold cross engraved with the word "yes" on it just eight months after the two began dating. She planned to be ready for when he proposed marriage to her.
While serving as governor and then in Congress, Vice President Pence continued respecting their relationship and ensured they had a special way to keep the lines of communication open. It came in the form of an antique red phone that he had been given at Christmas. It was a dedicated phone line between just Karen and the vice president, and only she knew the number. Even their personal emails are identical except for one letter.
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The vice president has a plethora of duties to uphold, including interacting with female leaders. To date, his now widely publicized stance about being around women and alcohol without his wife present has not been a problem. What do you think of his position on this subject?