The hashtag #PenceFence made the rounds on Twitter as female journalists said they were made to stand behind their male colleagues at the vice president's visit to the holy site in Jerusalem.
Israeli politicians gave standing ovations as Vice President Pence promised a faster timetable for a U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. A Palestinian official called Pence's words "a gift to extremists."
The topic came up during Pence's talks with Egypt's and Jordan's leaders. The vice president now heads for a warmer welcome in Israel from the country's government.
Pence, both the father and son of servicemen, delivered a speech that was by turns conventional and surprisingly personal.
Though President Trump ran as an outsider, New Yorker writer Jane Mayer describes his vice president as "the connective tissue" between Trump and the billionaire donors in the Republican party.
The vice president addressed Las Vegans who had taken part in a unity prayer walk. "We do mourn with those who mourn, and grieve with those who grieve," he said.
"One has to wonder what they're worried about," President Trump said of states that haven't shared data with the commission. "There's something, there always is."
The panel has faced credibility problems right from the start and the concerns have only grown after it asked all 50 states to send detailed voter registration records.
Student organizers said they walked out because Pence's policies "have marginalized our vulnerable sisters and brothers for their religion, skin color, or sexual orientation."
Public records obtained by The Indianapolis Star show that Pence communicated with advisers about security issues using the AOL account, which was hacked last year.