Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris took each other on in the year’s only vice presidential debate. You can watch the whole debate right here AND follow tweets below where you’ll get a take on everything from the moderator’s questions and the candidates’ claims to fact checks and media spin to plexiglass separators and COVID testing to social media reactions.
CNN’s Jake Tapper: Sen. Kamala Harris didn’t answer questions about packing the Supreme Court, “that’s significant, and Biden and Harris should answer it”https://t.co/AlpW39oQva pic.twitter.com/WAsXxP3jJx
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 8, 2020
According to ABC’s Rick Klein — Harris had more than 3 minutes more time than Pence.
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— Rick Klein (@rickklein) October 8, 2020
Pence takes on Harris’ record of locking up black men…
Pence just SAVAGED Kamala’s troubling past of locking up black men pic.twitter.com/RovLpN1t9o
— Danny De Urbina (@dannydeurbina) October 8, 2020
Once again, Harris shares the “very fine people” lie Even Politifact shared the truth about what President Trump said after Charlottesville — BECAUSE IT’S IN THE TRANSCRIPT:
Trump: “Excuse me, excuse me. They didn’t put themselves — and you had some very bad people in that group, but you also had people that were very fine people, on both sides. You had people in that group. Excuse me, excuse me. I saw the same pictures as you did. You had people in that group that were there to protest the taking down of, to them, a very, very important statue and the renaming of a park from Robert E. Lee to another name.”
Reporter: “George Washington and Robert E. Lee are not the same.”
Trump: “George Washington was a slave owner. Was George Washington a slave owner? So will George Washington now lose his status? Are we going to take down — excuse me, are we going to take down statues to George Washington? How about Thomas Jefferson? What do you think of Thomas Jefferson? You like him?”
Reporter: “I do love Thomas Jefferson.”
Trump: “Okay, good. Are we going to take down the statue? Because he was a major slave owner. Now, are we going to take down his statue? So you know what, it’s fine. You’re changing history. You’re changing culture. And you had people — and I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists because they should be condemned totally — but you had many people in that group other than neo-Nazis and white nationalists. Okay? And the press has treated them absolutely unfairly. Now, in the other group also, you had some fine people. But you also had troublemakers, and you see them come with the black outfits and with the helmets, and with the baseball bats. You had a lot of bad people in the other group.”
There have been many occasions, actually, in which the president denounced white supremacy.
BREAKING: There is a fly on Mike Pence’s head. pic.twitter.com/FaxbgE7wsz
— Philip Melanchthon Wegmann (@PhilipWegmann) October 8, 2020
Glad Pence asked Harris about court packing. Pretty sure Susan Page wasn’t going to do it. The moderator will ask questions that fit her narrative and no others.
VP Pence calls out Kamala Harris on not answering whether Joe Biden would pack the Supreme Court pic.twitter.com/WQaKuVPRpI
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) October 8, 2020
Pence, not the moderator Page, is forced to ask if Biden-Harris will pack the court. Harris dodges. Pence presses. Harris smiles throughout. Most important part of the debate. Harris still won’t answer two minutes later. Page forces the debate to move on. This is a joke.
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) October 8, 2020
Kamala Harris hasn’t wavered yet from the Biden campaign’s edict to NOT answer the question about packing the Supreme Court.
Jake Tapper probably isn’t too surprised.
CNN’s Jake Tapper asks Kamala Harris to ‘give us a straight answer’ on packing the Supreme Court. She refuses — and he calls her out. https://t.co/A4AjhpML2f
— Chris Field (@ChrisMField) October 1, 2020
OMG Harris’ response to court-packing is “they aren’t appointing enough black judges”????
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) October 8, 2020