A video of former Republican Vice President Mike Pence getting a voter's name wrong at a CNN town hall has been viewed more than 1.5 million times after the deliciously awkward moment went viral.
After a voter named Andrea Barber-Dansby asked a question, Pence got her name wrong and was forced to take a long pause after Barber-Dansby corrected him for calling her "Barbara."
Barber-Dansby who is from Indiana—the state which Pence presided over as Governor from 2013 to 2017—asked Pence about reproductive rights and whether reproductive freedoms secured from Roe v. Wade should continue.
"Barbara, thank you, I represented Madison County in Congress for many years."
Barber-Dansby corrected Pence to say her name is actually "Andrea," to which Pence quickly replied, "Nice to see you," before pausing and looking away.
You can watch the moment below.
The moment quickly went viral, exposing Pence to significant mockery online.
Pence's appearance at the CNN town hall was notable in that he refused to commit his support to former Republican President Donald Trump, who this week announced he would campaign for the White House in 2024.
Pence said there would be “better choices” on the ballot in two years—repeating a response he gave to ABC News about how he and his family are giving "prayerful consideration" to whether he should run himself—and said he believes "it’s time for new leadership in this country that will bring us together around our highest ideals.”
He also spoke about the events of January 6, 2021, the day a mob of Trump's supporters attacked the United States Capitol on the false premise the 2020 general election had been stolen, calling it the “most difficult day of my public life.”
Pence has long appeared to play both sides, on one hand condemning the former President for pushing the "Big Lie" that the 2020 election was fraudulent, while on the other accusing Democrats of not advocating for election integrity.
This time, he broke with Trump once again, telling CNN's Jake Tapper that he believes "that we did our duty that day upholding the Constitution of the United States and the laws of this country and the peaceful transfer of power.”