Detractors proposed that irony had suffered a major blow following Sen. J.D. Vance (R-Ohio) disclosing an inquiry asked of potential vice presidential candidates for presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.

During Monday’s airing of Fox News’ “Fox & Friends,” co-host Steve Doocy mentioned that some prospective vice presidential contenders have been requested to provide documents for scrutiny.

“You haven’t reached that stage yet,” Doocy informed Vance, before adding: “Or have you?”

Vance, who is reportedly being considered for the position, mentioned that his team had been requested “various items” but emphasized that he believed “numerous individuals had been requested to provide this and that.”

“Such as your financial records or something?” Doocy inquired, followed by a chuckle: “Your criminal history?”

Vance responded, “I’m not aware of everything they’ve been requested. Yes, but certainly like, ‘Have you ever engaged in criminal activities?’ ‘Have you ever deceived about this?’ Definitely, those discussions happen, but I think many people have those discussions.”

Former Biden White House press secretary-turned-MSNBC anchor Jen Psaki was one of many who pointed out on X (previously Twitter) that Trump “would not qualify based on his own vetting documents for Vice President.” Trump was convicted on all 34 counts in his hush money trial and is scheduled for sentencing on July 11.

Others humorously pondered if having a potential running mate with a criminal record would be advantageous or detrimental for Trump.