In one of the more cringeworthy moments of Tuesday night’s vice presidential debate, Virginia senator Tim Kaine and Indiana governor Mike Pence sparred over who was closer to the events of September 11, 2001.
“I was in D.C. on 9/11, clouds of smoke from the Pentagon,” Pence said. Kaine quickly interrupted, asserting that he was closer to the building. “I was in Virginia, where the Pentagon is,” he said.
The internet was quick to jump on the comments, mocking Hillary Clinton’s running mate for trying to one-up his Republican opponent on, of all things, his proximity to a national tragedy.