Kamala Harris And Mike Pence Come Together For Vice-Presidential Debate
Kamala Harris and Mike Pence came together for the vice presidential debate. It was the only vice presidential debate that was going to take place before the US elections 2020. The Vice-presidential discussion comes at a time when Donald Trump tested positive for coronavirus. Hence, there were concerns regarding the safety of the candidates. It was precisely the reason why the two candidates had to sit at a significant distance. Moreover, two plexiglasses were kept in front of both the candidates for safety purposes.
Amidst the heated debate, it was interesting to see a fly sit on the head of Mike. It later became a huge meme on the internet. Unlike the presidential debate, the vice-presidential discussion was respectful, and Mike Pence even said, “Sen. Harris, it’s a privilege to be on the stage with you”. However, Mike Pence did interrupt Kamala Harris a few times, but it was still under control.
Kamala Harris Attacks Donald Trump Against Mike Pence
Kamala Harris did not stop herself from being direct in an attack against their opponents for the presidential election. She made several accusations against Donald Trump and Mike Pence ranging from coronavirus to the black lives matter protest. In one of her replies to the question, she highlighted that Donald Trump Refused to denounce White supremacists. One line that went viral was when Mike Pence was interrupting her.
She had to finally say, “Mr Vice president, I am speaking.” Her reply got her applause from the people who were watching the vice presidential debate and even became viral in social media. The main thing that he attacked towards the Trump administration was his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. More than 7 million people have been infected of coronavirus at this point, and the numbers are refusing to slow down shortly.
Mike Pence Brings Up Swine Flu Pandemic To Reply To Kamala Harris
Mike Pence knew Kamla Harris would come back to the argument of coronavirus. However, he decided to reply to it differently this time. Pence brought up the issue of the Swine Flu pandemic of 2009. Moreover, he highlighted that the Swine Flu pandemic of 2009 infected more than 60 million people. He said:
“It was 2009. The swine flu arrived in the United States. Thankfully, it was ended up not being as lethal as the coronavirus. But before the end of the year, when Joe Biden was vice president of the United States, not 7 ½ million people contracted the swine flu, 60 million Americans contracted the swine flu. If the swine flu had been as lethal as the coronavirus in 2009, when Joe Biden was vice president, we would have lost 2 million American lives.”
However, people might not be impressed with this reply. It is because the number of deaths, even after 60 million cases was less than the death rate for coronavirus. The Trump administration has come under the scanner for the way they have gone around with coronavirus. Moreover, If there were equations against Donald Trump for downplaying the virus in the US.
Kamala Harris Attacks Mike Pence For Discarding Obama And Biden’s Accomplishment
Kamala Harris pointed out that the Trump administration had a weird pattern of disregarding the accomplishments of the Obama government. She pointed out that Donald Trump has only tried to point out the problems in the Obama Presidency. She said, “There’s a weird obsession that President Trump has had with getting rid of whatever accomplishment was achieved by President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.”
Donald Trump had refused a peaceful transfer of power in case lose the election. When Mike Pence came across this question, he did not give a direct answer. Instead, he said that the democratic were the ones who have difficulty in accepting the election result. Moreover, he said:
“When you talk about accepting the outcome of the election … [Democrats] have spent the last four years trying to overturn the results of the last election.”
Now the next presidential debate is supposed to happen on October 15th. However, with Donald Trump testing positive, there is a doubt looming around the happening of the discussion.