Days after Democratic nominee Joe Biden announced the selection of Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) as his running mate, Vice President Mike Pence delivered a speech to farmers in Iowa.
Pence was met with applause when he warned that Harris would take up an effort to deprive Iowans of their "red meat."
Mispronouncing Harris's name, Pence said:
"Senator Kamala Harris said she would change the dietary guidelines in this country to reduce the amount of red meat Americans can eat. Well, I've got some red meat for you. We're not gonna let Joe Biden and Kamala Harris cut America's meat!"
Pence appeared to be referring to an interview Harris gave in 2019 at a town hall on climate change, in which she called for the reduction of red meat from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the advisory which determines the framework for federally provided meals.
Environmental and animal rights advocates have long called for a reduction in red meat to offset the massive amounts of methane released by the millions of cows used for the factory farming industry.
Pence's fixation with meat opened the door for a flood of jokes.
Pence will face off against Harris in the vice presidential debate on October 7. Harris's career as a prosecutor and her penchant for asking tough questions has Americans across the country eager to see how Pence fares against her.