Pence on Buttigieg: He knows better than to criticize my faith

Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday that Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg “knows better” days after the South Bend, Indiana, mayor made waves by critiquing Pence’s record on LGBT equality.

“He said some things that are critical of my Christian faith and about me personally. And he knows better. He knows me,” said Pence, who served as governor of Indiana when Buttigieg came out as gay during his reelection campaign for mayor.

The vice president’s comments came during an interview on CNBC’s “Squawk Box ” that will air at 6 a.m. ET on Thursday morning.

“But I get it. You know, it’s look, again, 19 people running for president on that side in a party that’s sliding off to the left. And they’re all competing with one another for how much more liberal they can be,” Pence said.