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Vice President Mike Pence Refuses To Eat Alone With Women, Unless It's His Wife

By Mark Pygas

A profile of Vice President Mike Pence's wife, Karen Pence, in The Washington Post, has captivated the Internet after it was found to include a rather odd detail about Mike Pence. Apparently, the vice president never eats alone with other women:

"In 2002, Mike Pence told the Hill that he never eats alone with a woman other than his wife and that he won’t attend events featuring alcohol without her by his side, either." 

According to The Atlantic, this rule seems to be based off  the “Billy Graham Rule,” known in evangelical circles. Billy Graham refused to meet, travel, or dine with a woman alone out of fear that it would lead him to extramarital affairs.