After the conclusion of the first and only vice presidential debate Wednesday night, it was clear to most, including Democrats, that Vice President Mike Pence won the debate over Sen. Kamala Harris.
Sen. Kamala Harris comported herself in a smug and condescending manner with her obnoxious smirks and with her apparent pre-planned “I am talking” remark.
Pence was well-mannered and thoughtful, let alone respectful to Kamala. The only issue we saw was that he ran over his time on just about every single answer. He didn’t answer several questions asked of him but would pivot back to respond to Harris’ previous answer or to defend and clarify the record to dispel a false assertion.
To be clear, Harris did well in sticking to the script and expressing her points.
One of the three most important takeaways of the evening we believe were Harris’ refusal to answer Pence when he asked her if she and Vice President Biden were going to pack the U.S. Supreme Court if elected.
“Are you and Joe Biden, if somehow you win this election, going to pack the Supreme Court to get your way?” Pence asked.
Harris refused to answer on numerous occasions.
The second instance was when Harris blatantly lied when she said that she and Biden would not end fracking.
“There is no question that I am in favor of banning fracking,” said Harris during a September 2020 CNN townhall.
Shortly after the debate, Americans for Tax Reform a compilation video showing both Biden and Harris stating they would end fracking.
No, we would work it out. We would make sure it’s eliminated.”- Joe Biden on Fracking.
And then there was the question of taxes.
Pence accused Harris and Biden of raising the taxes on all Americans. Harris quickly disagreed, calling Pence’s claim false.
Harris said that they wanted to tax only those Americans that made $400,000 or more.
“We saw enough of it in last week’s debate, but I think this is supposed to be a debate based on facts and truth, and the truth and the fact is Joe Biden has been very clear. He will not raise taxes on anybody who makes less than $400,000 a year,” Harris said.
“Joe Biden said twice in the debate last week that he’s going to repeal the Trump tax cuts. That was tax cuts that gave the average working family to a thousand dollars in a tax break every single year.”- responded Pence
Harris then quickly stated, “That is absolutely not true.”
But the fact is, Biden did say he was going to roll back the Trump tax cuts.
“Let’s reverse the Trump tax cut,” said Biden during an appearance on CNBC.
Oh, and then there is that pesky fly that landed on Pence’s head.