Pence on debating Harris: 'I can't wait'

Vice President Pence said Wednesday he “can’t wait” to debate Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisHarris pushes for support for cities in coronavirus relief package This week: Senate takes up coronavirus relief after minimum wage setback Brown vows Democrats will 'find a way' to raise minimum wage MORE (D-Calif.), named this week as former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSenate Democrats negotiating changes to coronavirus bill Rural Americans are the future of the clean energy economy — policymakers must to catch up WHO official says it's 'premature' to think pandemic will be over by end of year MORE's running mate.

“I think she is a skilled debater, but I can't wait to get to Salt Lake City and be on the stage with her,” Pence said in a Fox News interview with Sean HannitySean Patrick HannityGrenell hints at potential California gubernatorial bid Cruz blames criticism of Cancun trip on media 'Trump withdrawal' The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by The AIDS Institute - Tanden's odds plummet to lead OMB MORE.

Pence said he wants to compare Biden’s record and the “radical left agenda,” which he argued Harris has embraced, with the “results of this president and this administration.”


The lone vice presidential debate is scheduled for October and will be held in Salt Lake City. President TrumpDonald TrumpProsecutors focus Trump Organization probe on company's financial officer: report WHO official says it's 'premature' to think pandemic will be over by end of year Romney released from hospital after fall over the weekend MORE and Biden are expected to have three debates.

Trump and his campaign are seeking to tie Biden and Harris to the “radical left,” even though both have supported more moderate agendas than several of their former competitors in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary.

In their first joint public appearance as running mates, Biden and Harris both attacked Trump during their speeches from Delaware on Wednesday.

Harris accused the president of stoking racial division and slammed his handling of the coronavirus pandemic that has infected more than 5 million people in the U.S., claiming more than 160,000 lives.

“The president’s mismanagement of the pandemic has plunged us into the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, and we’re experiencing a moral reckoning with racism and systemic injustice that has brought a new coalition of conscience to the streets of our country,” Harris said. “America is crying out for leadership.”