On Wednesday night, the Democratic vice president candidate stood face-to-face (at a distance, of course) with Republican vice president Mike Pence, for the first and only Vice Presidential Debate on television.
During the debate, the pair battled on numerous talking points including the Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, law enforcement and race, but one of Harris’ statements that has gone down in history as the perfect response to anyone who tries to interrupt your flow.
At one point, Harris stated that Pence has defended the president’s downplaying of Covid-19 because ‘the president wanted people to remain calm’.
When Pence attempted to interrupt Harris’ speaking time, she cooly responded with the mic-drop-worthy line: ‘Mr Vice President, I’m speaking.’
"Mr. Vice President, I am speaking."
Sen. Kamala Harris hit back at Vice President Mike Pence after interrupting one of her answers during the only vice presidential debate of the 2020 election. https://t.co/pnqE2GegbC pic.twitter.com/w29giPiZjZ
— CNN (@CNN) October 8, 2020
The response was in sharp contrast to Biden and Trump’s attempt to talk over each other, raise their voices and slam each other with harsh words last month.
At another point in the debate, Harris told Pence: ‘If you don’t mind letting me finish, we can then have a conversation — ok?’
If you have a pre-existing condition, the Trump administration is coming for you. pic.twitter.com/mf6fux03nR
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) October 8, 2020
Harris’ performance during the televised conversation has gone down well with her famous fans, with several noting how ‘strong’ and ‘hopeful’ she was in front of Pence.
“I’m speaking. I’M speaking.” I hope every little girl heard that. #VPDebate
— Uzo Aduba (@UzoAduba) October 8, 2020
“But I would like equal time.
I’m still speaking.”
~Women & Girls #VPDebate
— Be A King (@BerniceKing) October 8, 2020
Kamala Harris is handing Pence is narrow ass and exposing this administration in such a masterful way...allllll while Pence refuses to follow the rules or tell the truth. Work of art.
— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) October 8, 2020
Strong. Honest. Clear. Hopeful. Tonight, @KamalaHarris proved that she and @JoeBiden have what it takes to move this country forward. And now it’s up to us to go vote for them. Vote early—do it as soon as you can, in person or by mail. Get started now at https://t.co/vS12U5kabm.
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) October 8, 2020
CONTINUE THE HISTORY LESSON KAMALA!!!
— Antoni Porowski (@antoni) October 8, 2020
Another talking point from the night was the fly that landed on Pence’s head and stayed there for a full two minutes.
‘Pitch in $5 to help this debate fly,' Biden tweeted following the debate while holding a fly swatter. Hours later, his team began to sell swatters with the sell ‘truth over flies’.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 8, 2020
— Team Joe (Text JOE to 30330) (@TeamJoe) October 8, 2020
The fly knows.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) October 8, 2020
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