Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine says he won the debate against Mike Pence. But acknowledged that even his wife gave him a hard time for interrupting Pence so much.
Hillary Clinton's running mate joked to supporters Wednesday at a Philadelphia sheet metal workers union hall that being Irish is to blame for his feisty approach.
The Virginia senator has been widely criticized for his aggressive style at the debate.
Kaine kept up his criticism of Pence on Wednesday for not sticking up for his presidential candidate, Donald Trump.
Kaine said, "Your running mate ought to be able to defend you."
Kaine compared himself to a good hockey goalie who blocked Pence from scoring any substantive attacks on Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.