INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – After Tuesday’s vice presidential debate Governor Mike Pence and Senator Tim Kaine were a topic of discussion on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.
The show did a spoof on getting to know the two of them, but it hit Pence particularly hard.
Many people in Indiana know of Pence’s more controversial laws, such as Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the more recent anti-abortion law which a federal judge struck down.
With him now running on the national stage, The Daily Show recruited a couple of Hoosiers with close ties to those issues to poke fun at the VP candidate.
“Do you know who these guys are?” asked Jordan Klepper to people in Times Square while holding pictures of Kaine and Pence.
“No clue. They look like someone’s grandpa or dad,” replied one woman.
The segment served as a way to introduce the VP picks to the younger generation of voters. Youth turnout was greater than 50 percent in both the 2008 and 2012 elections, and many are turning to shows like the Daily Show for information.
“I’m a news junkie, but most people are not and there are other ways to reach them and I think comedy is one way to do it,” said Kevin Warren, of Pence Must Go. The show flew him to New York City for the taping.
Warren started Pence Must Go after Pence signed RFRA. Warren has sold $75,000 worth of signs in the last year and a half.
He first set out to halt Pence’s reelection campaign. But he’s now focusing on the Trump-Pence ticket and Lieutenant Governor Eric Holcomb’s campaign.
The show also flew out Betty Cockrum of Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky. This is after Pence signed one of the most restrictive abortion bills in the country She says the youth vote could once again decide this election.
“We know that in 2008 there was an incredible surge of young persons’ engagement and that needs to happen again,” said Cockrum.
We reached out to the Trump campaign for comment, however we haven’t heard back yet.