The internet was not going to let the irony go unnoticed.
In a bit of rhetoric that launched a thousand criticisms, Vice president Mike Pence's wife Karen alerted the irony police for statements she made in response to being asked about Pete Buttigieg, the openly gay 2020 presidential hopeful.
On Sunday Buttigieg attended the Victory Fund LGBTQ brunch where he admitted to being a man of faith himself and called out the Vice President saying, “I wish the Mike Pences of the world would understand, that if you have a problem with who I am, your quarrel is not with me. Your quarrel, sir, is with my creator.”
Karen Pence clapped back at Buttigieg in a Fox radio interview where she attempted to flip the script.
“I think in our country we need to understand you shouldn’t be attacked for what your religious beliefs are,” she said. “I think it’s helping Pete to get some notoriety by saying that about the vice president.”
These remarks weren't lost on social media watchdogs who quickly poked holes into Mrs. Pence's theory.
GLAAD pointed out that stating facts isn't a form of assault.
"A valid critique of your husband's record isn't an attack, @SecondLady. Mike Pence's long history of targeting LGBTQ people through legislation and policy is the real attack."
Some aimed their barbs at the Second Lady's homophobic place of employment.
"Karen Pence literally works at a school where Pete Buttigieg isn’t allowed to be employed, simply because he’s gay. Karen Pence is a homophobe and the press should start saying so frankly," wrote Matt McDermott.
To top it off others took a deep dive into her words that denounced judgments based on faith, given who her husband's boss is and his stance on policy.
Wrote Kevin Maisto: "Karen Pence saying that “we don’t attack them for their faith” when Trump *literally* has a travel ban on people of a specific type of faith is peak Christian hypocrisy."
Pete Buttigieg is quickly gaining favor of not only the LGBT community but Democrats as well. He has raised a whopping $7 million for his 2020 presidential campaign.