During Tuesday night’s vice presidential debate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence ― Republican nominee Donald Trump’s running mate ― uttered a phrase that sums up one of the biggest problems in politics today.
Pence and Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine were asked by moderator Elaine Quijano about law enforcement and race relations. Kaine kicked off the answers, mentioning community policing as a way to make both citizens and police safer.
Pence agreed ― but not willingly.
“Let me say, at the risk of agreeing with you, community policing is a great idea,” Pence said. “It has worked in the Hoosier State. We fully support that.”
Bipartisanship has become increasingly rare in U.S. national politics, as shown by Pence’s observation that it may be a “risk” that he agree with his opponent.