Vice President Mike Pence surprised everyone on Wednesday’s VP debate, taking Kamala Harris down and winning the debate with a solid, substantial, and consequential performance. After the debate, Americans can feel confident in his leadership abilities should he ever have to step up for President Trump.
Pence and vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris met on the debate stage in Salt Lake City, Utah. Susan Page, the Washington bureau chief for USA Today, moderated the debate.
If you watched the debate, you know that Vice President Pence won hands down. He outdebated and outclassed Harris the entire 90 minutes. The contrast between the two debaters could not be starker. Harris, a cynical politician willing to say and do anything for power, faced Pence, a man who exudes credibility, sincerity, gravitas, and civility.
Pence questioned Harris on issues like Biden’s support for the Green New Deal, abolishing fossil fuels, taxes, and whether a Biden/Harris administration would pack the Supreme Court. Harris appeared as duplicitous on these issues that she and Biden must support to retain support from the far-left, but also must downplay or avoid to retain the moderate Democrats and independents.
Harris ran every Democrat trope against the president. She accused President Trump of killing 210 thousand people with COVID-19. She ran the Charlottesville lie, saying that President Trump has refused to condemn white supremacy.
Pence met every challenge and lie with his own measured responses reminding Harris that she was “entitled to her own opinion but not her own facts.” He brought up hers or Biden’s own words to remind Harris and America what the Democrats will really do when and if they recapture the White House.
In the exchange about the devastation of the coronavirus in the US, moderator Page asked Harris about the vaccines that are being developed. The Democrats loudly decry the loss of human life due to the coronavirus pandemic, but Pence was able to show that the Democrats are willing to sacrifice lives if it gives them more power. Harris said she would not take a vaccine recommended by President Trump. VP Pence, showing this was no game, rebuked Harris for undermining American’s confidence in a life-saving vaccine. Watch:
— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) October 8, 2020
The Democrats and the mainstream media have been arguing that President Trump would not accept the results of the 2020 election, and the Page asked Pence to address that issue. He completely turned the tables on the Democrats with his answer, reminding everyone that the Democrats never accepted the results of the 2016 election. Watch:
During the #VPDebate, Mike Pence was asked what he would ‘personally do’ if President Trump did not accept a peaceful transfer of power following an election result in Joe Biden’s favor pic.twitter.com/axmHw8IDBh
— Reuters (@Reuters) October 8, 2020
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