During last night's Vice Presidential debate, Senator Kamala Harris took on current Vice President Mike Pence. And there was one detail many found particularly interesting...
Last night, Democratic challenger, Kamala Harris, and Trump’s Vice-president, Mike Pence, went head-to-head in the year's first and only vice presidential debate.
via: GettyFollowing the explosive debut presidential debate nearly 2 weeks ago, it was now time for the vice nominees to have their say.
The pair debated with a Plexiglass shield between them...
via: GettyA health and safety precaution requested by the Biden-Harris campaign, the Associated Press reported.
However, concerns regarding the distance between the podiums are still rife.
This is INSANE!! Move the damn podiums MUCH further apart! There’s no reason in the world to have @KamalaHarris sta… https://t.co/I7t1tEMl9b— Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 (@Jon Cooper 🇺🇸)1602073541.0
Many even believe that, thanks to the virus, the whole debate should be virtual...
What are they thinking. The #VicePresidentialDebate should ABSOLUTELY NOT be in person. They SHOULD & CAN successf… https://t.co/LrzPXmV9db— #RestoreTheVRA (@#RestoreTheVRA)1601760303.0
Anyway, Susan Page, the Washington bureau chief of USA Today, is moderating the debate...
via: GettyWhich is dominated heavily by the coronavirus crisis, the very thing that hospitalized the President just days ago.
via: GettyLet's meet our candidates, and get an insight into what we can expect from them.
Standing for the Republicans, we have the current vice president, Mike Pence.
via: GettyPence, a socially conservative Christian from the midwest, has been rehearsing for the debate with Pam Bondi, the former attorney general of Florida, playing the role of the Democratic candidate, the Axios website reported.
It is believed that Pence has a swift plan of attack...
via: GettyAnd some of his preparation has involved developing ways to strike his female opponent "without opening himself up to criticism that he is acting in a disrespectful or sexist way," according to NBC News.
And, for the Democrats, we have Kamala Harris.
via: GettyHarris, a former criminal prosecutor and progressive Californian, is widely considered to be a formidable debater.
Harris won rave reviews for her performance in an early Democratic debate when she criticized Biden for his record on race...
via: GettySo people were expecting a real show.
Axios reported that Harris is similarly planning to go in on the attack...
via: GettyAnd it is anticipated that she will be rebuking both Trump and Pence over their response to coronavirus, healthcare, and beyond.
The California senator had apparently “planned a handful of anti-Trump zingers"...
via: GettyBut, given the President’s ill-health, she will tone it down.
Much like the debut presidential debate on September 30th, opinions were seriously divided in the run-up to the debate.On one hand, there was an overwhelming wave of support for Pence.
On July 31, 2019, Tulsi Gabbard destroyed Kamala Harris' presidential dreams. Tonight, Mike Pence will destroy Kam… https://t.co/qHEphy579J— Daniel Turner (@Daniel Turner)1602079782.0
Who’s looking forward to watching @Mike_Pence and @KamalaHarris debate tomorrow? 😂🎉🤯👀— Jenelle Evans (@Jenelle Evans)1601984217.0
Can't wait the #VicePresidentialDebate Definitely, it will be more professional & stunning too 🤭. @Mike_Pence Kick… https://t.co/hjSY22HYnv— Virtual Silver.. (@Virtual Silver..)1601660472.0
But, on the other hand, many were keen to witness Harris' direct and "sweat-inducing" approach to Pence.
Raise your hand if you’re looking forward to watching @KamalaHarris #MakePenceSweat! 🙋🏽♀️🙋🏻♂️🙋🏻♀️🙋🏾♂️🙋🏻🙋🏼♂️… https://t.co/BMsMHIXD5n— Justice Seeker ~ #ConvictAndDisqualify (@Justice Seeker ~ #ConvictAndDisqualify)1602077414.0
ooohhh bring on the #KamalaHarrisVP quotes! #debates— MysteryScienceTheater2020 (@MysteryScienceTheater2020)1601429433.0
Who's ready for things to get NASTY on Wednesday? #KamalaHarrisVP is going to take Pence to school.— 𝗧𝗢𝗡𝗬 𝗦𝗛𝗡𝗔𝗥𝗞 (@𝗧𝗢𝗡𝗬 𝗦𝗛𝗡𝗔𝗥𝗞)1602000560.0
Pence is a puny man who's afraid to debate a fierce woman. #WeakSauceVP vs #KamalaHarrisVP— Persistent Nasty Woman (😷) (@Persistent Nasty Woman (😷))1602035677.0
T minus nine hours and counting until this baddie destroys Pence. #VoteBidenHarris2020 #VoteBlueToEndThisNightmare… https://t.co/hwEJBn56oo— maybe: Stacey (@maybe: Stacey)1602086802.0
But there was one aspect of the debate many found particularly interesting.
via: Getty ImagesThe differing Republican and Democratic stances on public healthcare...
Harris praised the Affordable Care Act, which has provided millions of Americans with help.
via: Getty Images"On the other hand, Donald Trump is in court trying to get rid of the Affordable Care Act, which means that you will lose protections if you have preexisting conditions," she pointed out.
Harris then dropped a bombshell.
via: Getty Images"If you have a preexisting condition, heart disease, diabetes, breast cancer, they're coming for you."
"If you love someone with a preexisting condition, they're coming for you."
via: Getty Images"If you're under the age of 26 on your parents' coverage, they're coming for you."
Watch the epic moment here.
If you have a pre-existing condition, the Trump administration is coming for you. https://t.co/mf6fux03nR— Kamala Harris (@Kamala Harris)1602121761.0