If you thought that first presidential debate was tense, the first vice presidential debate was much more controversial. Actress Eva Longoria took offense to Governor Pence’s “Mexican thing” comment and proceeded to scold the candidate.

According to Variety, the Desperate Housewives actress appeared in a video from the Democratic National Committee that responds to the candidate’s insensitive comments. The video that was posted on Friday shows the actress putting Pence in his place.

“Governor Pence — we are not a thing,” she says. “We are proud American citizens. We are mothers and fathers working for a better future for our kids. And we are children studying hard and dreaming of giving back to the United States that we love.”

Pence responded to one of Tim Kaine’s comments saying, “You whipped out that Mexican thing again.”

Kaine had made reference to comments of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump made when he announced his candidacy back in June 2015.

“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best, Trump said. “They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”


After the debate, Democrats jumped on Pence’s comment, with Democratic presidential nominee Hilary Clinton’s campaign acquiring ThatMexicanThing.com as a domain name. #Thatmexicanthing also trended on Twitter.

“#Thatmexicanthing is going to decide who’s going to be the next President,” Fusion anchor Jorge Ramos wrote on Twitter. “No one can make it to the WH without the Latino vote. You’ll see.

With the election only a few weeks away we would all think that the candidates would be very careful to not say anything sensitive or disrespectful to sway voters in the other direction. But of course, we’re wrong.