Mike Pence, who on Thursday was announced as Donald Trump’s choice for vice president, has a long record of supporting Israel. Like many of his conservative peers, however, he doesn’t always have the best answer when asked directly about Israel’s foreign policy.
The video below is a compilation of responses from politicians who were asked direct questions about Israel by reporter Sam Husseini. "Though they’ve varied somewhat in their answers, none has actually been straightforward," Husseini noted.
The video is composed of responses from several years ago, and around the 4-minute mark, you can watch Pence’s reaction to being asked about Israel’s nuclear arsenal. At the time, Pence was vice chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia, but he had a hard time stating anything more concrete than “Israel is our most cherished ally.”
Watch the full video below, or skip to 4:10 for Pence’s fumbling response: