That was one revelation from a Washington Post article detailing aspects of his 32-year marriage. According to journalist Ashley Parker, Pence told The Hill in 2002 that he won't attend events where alcohol is served without his wife.
Parker used that information in a tweet to promote her story.
Mike Pence never dines alone w a woman not his wife, nor does he attends events w alcohol, w/o her by his side. https://t.co/BxfS0JzbAc— Ashley Parker (@AshleyRParker) March 29, 2017
Parker posted a series of other tweets about her story, however the one about Pence's dining rule attracted the most attention.
This isn't about mocking Pence for his lifestyle, it's about women being denied access to professional opportunities powerful men control.— Faine Greenwood (@faineg) March 29, 2017
The revolting thing about Pence's no-meals-with-women rule isn't prudishness. It's that he's limiting key professional opportunities to men.— Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser) March 30, 2017
It's ok, Mike Pence. No one wants to be alone with you either.— Kashana (@kashanacauley) March 30, 2017
However, several people were quick to defend Pence for using specific behavior to protect his marriage.
If you laugh at Pence for respecting his marriage, it's probably because you've never been in a healthy one— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) March 30, 2017