2020 Vice-Presidential Debate
Tonight, is the Vice-Presidential debate between Vice President Mike Pence and Vice-Presidential candidate and California US Senator Kamala Harris. The show down will begin at 8:00 p.m. CST and will be live from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. The moderator for tonight’s debate is Susan Page from USA Today. This is the only Vice-Presidential debate, and it is crucial.
The Trump and Biden campaigns have been hard at it arguing over the COVID-19 protocols for the debate. Since Vice President Pence has been exposed to several positive cases, the two candidates will be moved further apart than originally planned. A plexiglass wall will be placed between them, sources say. Vice President Pence has tested negative several times since the White House has reported multiple active cases over the last week.
Kamala Harris is sure to bring up the Trump Administration’s handling of COVID-19 while diminishing Vice President Pence in his role as head of the Coronavirus Taskforce. Democrats see this as a “weak spot” for the Trump campaign. She will also likely attack the White House for its “lack of transparent contact tracing” regarding this recent COVID outbreak.
Vice President Pence is sure to address Harris’s radical socialist views, her threats to take away guns on day one by executive order, her constant flip flopping on issues, and attacking Vice President Joe Biden on his history with busing while calling him racist before she was chosen as his vice presidential pick. Another issue that is sure to come up, and will not reflect well on Harris, is confirmation hearings. The looming confirmation hearing to fill the empty seat of Ruth Bader Ginsberg on the Supreme Court is sure to spark the memory of Americans. Pence will likely remind viewers how Kamala Harris handled the confirmation hearings for Attorney General Bill Barr as well as Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Harris self-sabotaged her reputation in those hearings, especially the Kavanaugh hearing. Her praise and encouragement for the riots and violence, as the first black woman vice presidential candidate, may give pause for her to finally do some explaining.
The American people are looking for answers from the Biden campaign. They are looking for optimism and assurances from the Trump campaign and that the administration remains viable. They also want to see respect from the candidates to each other and from the moderator to both candidates and vice versa. They are looking for substance and answers to the major issues. This debate could catapult either campaign in either direction. It is a must watch!