Pence on debating Harris: ‘I can’t wait’

Vice President Pence said Wednesday he “can’t wait” to debate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), named this week as former Vice President Joe Biden’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 Hannity.

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 Trump 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.”

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