WASHINGTON (AP) – A House Republican has questioned vice presidential nominee Mike Pence about Donald Trump’s standing among women – and what can be done to improve it.
During the exchange in a closed-door meeting Tuesday morning, Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska asked the Indiana governor what to say to his own daughter when she expresses concerns about Trump’s views on women.
New York congressman Peter King said Pence responded that he has seen polling that shows Trump ahead with married women. Pence also noted Trump’s speech later Tuesday in Philadelphia, where Trump plans to roll out proposals to make child care more affordable for working families.
Asked after the meeting about Trump’s standing with women, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said: “There’s always room for improvement.”