Harris, who is part of the sprawling 2020 Democratic field, broadly criticized Pence in an interview on MSNBC, and took specific aim at his approach to meetings with women, though her description of the practice appeared to differ from his.

“I disagree with most of what the vice president stands for, when he makes decisions about our LGBTQ community in a way that doesn’t understand that they should be entitled to full equality and all rights under the law as any other American,” Harris said. “I disagree with him when he suggests it’s not possible to have meetings with women alone by himself. I think that’s ridiculous — the idea that you would deny a professional woman the opportunity to have a meeting with the vice president of the United States is outrageous.”

Pence’s press secretary, Alyssa Farah, rejected Harris’ description of Pence on Twitter, calling it a “false claim.”