Vice Presidential Debate between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris

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AND A MESSAGE OF HOPE FOR
STUDENTS LISTENING TONIGHT.
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THE STUDENTS, IT IS THAT WE WILL
FEEL EMPOWERED TO MAKE OUR
VOICES HEARD AND OUR PRESENCE
KNOWN AND THE HOPE THAT WE
RECOGNIZE THE POWER AND
POTENTIAL WE HAVE TO ACT, TO
MAKE A SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE IN
OUR COMMUNITIES.
BUT IT ALL STARTS WITH WHAT WE
DO TODAY, ESPECIALLY AS WE TUNE
IN TONIGHT.
WE ARE THE FUTURE BUT ALSO THE
PRESENT, AND PRESENT WE WILL BE.
THIS ELECTION MIGHT BE THE FIRST
INVOLVEMENT FOR MANY STUDENTS.
WE HAVE EMPHASIZED HOW HARD —
HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO BE
INVOLVED.
THIS MESSAGE FROM A STUDENT TO
STUDENTS LISTENING AROUND THE
WORLD.
I WANT STUDENTS WORLDWIDE TO
KNOW PARTAKING IN ELECTIONS IS
INDISPENSABLE.
WE ARE ALL CITIZENS OF HUMANKIND
AND OUR CHIEF ROLE IS TO TAILOR
THE WORLD TO BE MORE ETHICAL
THAN THE ONE WE GREW UP IN.
IT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO VOTE
FOR JUST OUTCOMES.
IT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO BE
COMMONLY DECENT.
FROM ALL OF US, OUR BEST WISHES
TO MIKE PENCE AND KAMALA HARRIS
THIS EVENING AS MY DEEPEST
APPRECIATION TO ALL WHO HELPED
PLAN AND PREPARE FOR TONIGHT
FROM THE CAMPUS, THE DEBATE
COMMISSION AND THE COMMISSION ON
PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE.
THANK YOU AND WARMEST WELCOME TO
THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH.
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>> PLEASE WELCOME THE FIRST
PRINT JOURNALISTS TO BE THE SOLO
MODERATOR, SUSAN PAGE FROM USA
TODAY.
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SUSAN: WELCOME.
CONGRATULATIONS, YOU HAVE SCORED
THE MOST EXCLUSIVE TICKETS.
HAMILTON HAS NOTHING ON THE
PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE.
I WANT TO OFFER A SPECIAL
WELCOME TO VICE PRESIDENT
PENCE'S FAMILY AND SENATOR,
HARRISES FAMILY ON THIS SIDE AND
TO MY BOSSES SEATED APPEAR.
MY BOSSES FROM USA TODAY AND
KENNETT.
WE ARE GLAD YOU ARE HERE.
BUT THIS DEBATE IS NOT ABOUT YOU
OR ME.
IT IS ABOUT THE MILLIONS OF
AMERICANS WHO WILL BE WATCHING
IT.
THAT IS WHY I AM GOING TO ASK
YOU FOR YOUR HELP.
I AM ASKING YOU FOR YOUR SILENT.
DURING THE DEBATE, PLEASE DO NOT
CHEER, BOO, HIS, OR LAUGH —
HISS, OR LAUGH.
IT IS DISTRACTING.
THERE WILL BE TWO TIMES WHEN YOU
CAN APPLAUD.
WHEN I ANNOUNCE THE CANDIDATES
ON THE STAGE, YOU CAN APPLAUD.
AND THEN AGAIN AT THE END OF THE
DEBATE.
BUT IF YOU COULD RESTRAIN YOUR
ENTHUSIASM BETWEEN THOSE TWO
TIMES, I WOULD APPRECIATE IT.
AND IF YOU COULD SEND ME SOME
GOOD KARMA, THAT WOULD BE
APPRECIATED.
BUT QUIETLY.
I'M GOING TO SIT DOWN AND GET
SETTLED AND TURN MY BACK TO YOU,
BUT NOT IN A RUDE WAY.
AND I WILL SEE YOU ON THE
OTHERS.
THANK YOU AGAIN — I WILL SEE
YOU ON THE OTHERS.
THANK YOU — ON THE OTHER SIDE.
THANK YOU AGAIN FOR BEING HERE.
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SUSAN: GOOD EVENING, FROM THE
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH IN SALT LAKE
CITY, WELCOME TO THE FIRST AND
ONLY VICE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE OF
2020, SPONSORED BY THE
NONPARTISAN COMMISSION ON
PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES.
I'M SUSAN PAGE OF USA TODAY.
IT IS MY HONOR TO MODERATE THIS
DEBATE, AN IMPORTANT PART OF OUR
DEMOCRACY.
IN KINGSBURY HALL TONIGHT, WE
HAVE A SMALL AND SOCIALLY
DISTANCED AUDIENCE, WE HAVE
TAKEN EXTRA PRECAUTIONS DURING
THIS PANDEMIC.
AMONG OTHER THINGS, EVERYONE IN
THE AUDIENCE IS REQUIRED TO WEAR
A FACE MASK, AND THE CANDIDATES
WILL BE SEATED 12 FEET APART.
THE AUDIENCE IS ENTHUSIASTIC
ABOUT THEIR CANDIDATES, BUT THEY
HAVE AGREED TO EXPRESS THAT
ENTHUSIASM ONLY TWICE, AT THE
END OF THE BAIT, AND NOW, WHEN I
INTRODUCED THE CANDIDATES.
PLEASE WELCOME CALIFORNIA
SENATOR KAMALA HARRIS AND VICE
PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE.
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SUSAN: SENATOR HARRIS AND VICE
PRESIDENT PENCE, THANK YOU FOR
BEING HERE.
WE ARE MEETING AS PRESIDENT
TRUMP AND THE FIRST LADY
CONTINUE TO UNDERGO TREATMENT IN
WASHINGTON AFTER TESTING
POSITIVE FOR COVID-19.
WE SEND OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS
FOR THEM FOR THE RAPID AND
COMPLETE RECOVERY, AND FOR THE
RECOVERY OF EVERYONE AFFLICTED
BY THE CORONAVIRUS.
THE TWO CAMPAIGNS HAVE AGREED TO
THE GROUND RULES TONIGHT.
I'M HERE TO ENFORCE THEM, ON
BEHALF OF THE MILLIONS OF
AMERICANS WHO ARE WATCHING.
ONE NOTE, NO ONE IN EITHER
CAMPAIGN OR AT THE COMMISSION OR
ANYWHERE ELSE HAS BEEN TOLD IN
ADVANCE WHAT TOPICS WE WILL
RAISE OR WHAT QUESTIONS I WILL
ASK.
THIS 90 MINUTE DEBATE WILL BE
DIVIDED INTO NINE SEGMENTS FOR
ABOUT 10 MINUTES EACH.
I WILL BEGIN A SEGMENT BY POSING
A QUESTION TO EACH OF YOU.
SOMETIMES THE SAME QUESTION,
SOMETIMES A DIFFERENT QUESTION
ON THE SAME TOPIC.
YOU WILL THEN HAVE TWO MINUTES
TO ANSWER WITHOUT INTERRUPTION
BY ME OR THE OTHER CANDIDATE.
THEN WE WILL TAKE SIX MINUTES OR
SO TO DISCUSS THE ISSUE.
AT THAT POINT, ALTHOUGH THERE
WILL ALWAYS BE MORE TO SAY, WE
WILL MOVE ON TO THE NEXT TOPIC.
WE WANT A DEBATE THAT IS LIVELY,
BUT AMERICANS ALSO DESERVE A
DISCUSSION THAT IS CIVIL.
THESE ARE TUMULTUOUS TIMES, BUT
WE CAN AND WILL HAVE A
RESPECTFUL EXCHANGE ABOUT THE
BIG ISSUES FACING OUR NATION.
LET'S BEGIN WITH THE ONGOING
PANDEMIC THAT HAS COST OUR
COUNTRY SO MUCH.
SENATOR HARRIS, THE CORONAVIRUS
IS NOT UNDER CONTROL.
OVER THE PAST WEEK, JOHNS
HOPKINS REPORTS THAT 39 STATES
HAVE HAD MORE COVID CASES OVER
THE PAST SEVEN DAYS THEN IN THE
WEEK BEFORE.
NINE STATES HAVE SET NEW
RECORDS.
EVEN IF A VACCINE IS RELEASED
SOON, THE NEXT ADMINISTRATION
WILL FACE HARD CHOICES.
WHAT WOULD A BIDEN
ADMINISTRATION DO IN JANUARY AND
FEBRUARY THAT A TRUMP
ADMINISTRATION WOULDN'T DO?
WOULD YOU IMPOSE NEW LOCKDOWNS
FOR BUSINESSES AND SCHOOLS IN
HOTSPOTS, A FEDERAL MANDATE TO
WEAR A MASK?
YOU HAVE TWO MINUTES TO RESPOND
WITHOUT INTERRUPTION.
SEN. HARRIS: THANK YOU, SUSAN.
WELL, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE
WITNESSED WHAT IS THE GREATEST
FAILURE OF ANY PRESIDENTIAL
ADMINISTRATION IN THE HISTORY OF
OUR COUNTRY.
AND HERE ARE THE FACTS.
210,000 DEAD PEOPLE IN OUR
COUNTRY IN JUST THE PAST FEW
MONTHS.
ONE IN FIVE BUSINESSES CLOSED.
WE ARE LOOKING AT FRONT LINE
WORKERS WHO HAVE BEEN TREATED
LIKE SACRIFICIAL WORKERS.
WE ARE LOOKING AT OVER 30
MILLION PEOPLE WHO IN THE LAST
SEVERAL MONTHS HAD TO FILE FOR
UNEMPLOYMENT.
AND HERE IS THE THING.
ON JANUARY 28, THE VICE
PRESIDENT AND THE PRESIDENT WERE
INFORMED ABOUT THE NATURE OF
THIS PANDEMIC.
THEY WERE INFORMED THAT IT IS
LETHAL IN QUONSET — IN
CONSEQUENCE, THAT IT IS
AIRBORNE, THAT IT WILL AFFECT
YOUNG PEOPLE, AND THAT IT WOULD
BE CONTRACTED BECAUSE IT IS
AIRBORNE.
AND THEY KNEW WHAT WAS HAPPENING
AND THEY DIDN'T TELL YOU.
CAN YOU IMAGINE, IF YOU KNEW ON
JANUARY 28, AS OPPOSED TO MARCH
13, WHAT THEY KNEW, WHAT YOU
MIGHT HAVE DONE TO PREPARE?
THEY KNEW, AND THEY COVERED IT
UP.
THE PRESIDENT SAID IT WAS A
HOAX.
THEY MINIMIZED THE SERIOUSNESS
OF IT.
THE PRESIDENT SAID IF YOU ARE
WILL ON ONE SIDE OF THE LEDGER
IF YOU WEAR A MASK AND YOU ARE
ON THE OTHER SIDE IF YOU DON'T.
IN SPITE OF ALL THAT, TODAY THEY
STILL DON'T HAVE A PLAN.
THEY STILL DON'T HAVE A PLAN.
WELL, JOE BIDEN DOES.
OUR PLAN IS ABOUT WHAT WE NEED
TO DO AROUND A NATIONAL STRATEGY
FOR CONTACT TRACING, FOR
TESTING, FORD MINISTRATION OF
THE VACCINE AND MAKING SURE THAT
IT WILL BE FREE FOR ALL.
THAT IS THE PLAN THAT JOE BIDEN
HAS AND THAT I HAVE, KNOWING
THAT WE HAVE TO GET A HOLD ON
WHAT HAS BEEN GOING ON AND WE
NEED TO FACE OUR COUNTRY, AND
JOE BIDEN IS THE BEST LEADER TO
DO THAT, AND FRANKLY, THIS
MINISTRATION HAS FORFEITED THEIR
RIGHT TO REELECTION BASED ON
THIS.
SUSAN: THANK YOU, SENATOR
HARRIS.
VICE PRESIDENT PENCE, MORE THAN
200,000 MERCK AND HAVE DIED OF
COVID-19'S IN FEBRUARY.
THE U.S. DEATH TOLL AS A
PERCENTAGE OF OUR POPULATION IS
HIGHER THAN THAT OF ALMOST EVERY
OTHER WEALTHY NATION ON EARTH.
FOR INSTANCE, OUR DEATH RATE IS
2.5 TIMES THAT OF CANADA, NEXT
DOOR.
YOU HAD THE ADMINISTRATION'S
CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE.
WHY IS THE U.S. DEATH TOLL AS A
PERCENTAGE OF OUR POPULATION
HIGHER THAN THAT OF ALMOST EVERY
OTHER WEALTHY COUNTRY?
AND YOU HAVE TWO MINUTES TO
RESPOND, WITHOUT INTERRUPTION.
VICE PRES. PENCE: SUSAN, THANK
YOU, AND I WANT TO THANK THE
COMMISSION AND THE UNIVERSITY OF
UTAH FOR HOSTING THIS EVENT, AND
SENATOR HARRIS, IT IS A
PRIVILEGE TO BE ON THE STAGE
WITH YOU.
OUR NATION HAS GONE THROUGH A
VERY CHALLENGING TIME THIS YEAR.
BUT I WANT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE
TO KNOW THAT FROM THE VERY FIRST
DAY, PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP HAS
PUT THE HEALTH OF AMERICA FIRST.
BEFORE THERE WERE MORE THAN FIVE
CASES IN THE UNITED STATES, ALL
PEOPLE WHO WOULD RETURN FROM
CHINA, PRESIDENT TRUMP DID WHAT
NO OTHER AMERICAN PRESIDENT HAD
EVER DONE.
AND THAT WAS HE SUSPENDED ALL
TRAVEL FROM CHINA, THE SECOND
LARGEST ECONOMY IN THE WORLD.
NOW, SENATOR, JOE BIDEN MIGHT
HAVE OPPOSED THAT DECISION, HE
SAID IT WAS HYSTERICAL.
I CAN TELL YOU, HAVING LED THE
WHITE HOUSE CORONAVIRUS TASK
FORCE, THAT THAT DECISION ALONE
BY PRESIDENT TRUMP BOUGHT US IN
VALUABLE TIME TO STAND UP THE
GREATEST NATIONAL MOBILIZATION
SINCE WORLD WAR II, AND I
BELIEVE IT SAVED HUNDREDS OF
THOUSANDS OF AMERICAN LIVES.
BECAUSE WITHIN THAT TIME WE WERE
ABLE TO REINVENT TESTING.
WITHIN 100 MILLION TEST HAVE
BEEN DONE WORLDWIDE TO DATE.
THERE WERE MILLIONS OF SUPPLIES
OR DOCTORS AND NURSES HAD THE
SUPPORT THEY NEEDED.
AND WE BEGAN BEFORE THE MONTH OF
FEBRUARY TO START TO DEVELOP A
VACCINE AND TO DEVELOP MEDICINES
AND THERAPEUTICS THAT OF BEEN
SAVING LIVES ALL ALONG THE WAY.
UNDER PRESIDENT TRUMP, OPERATION
WARP SPEED WE BELIEVE WE WILL
HAVE LITERALLY TENS OF MILLIONS
OF DOSES OF VACCINE BEFORE THE
END OF THIS YEAR.
THE REALITY IS, WHEN YOU LOOK AT
THE BIDEN PLAN, IT READS AN
AWFUL LOT LIKE WHAT PRESIDENT
TRUMP AND I AND OUR TASK FORCE
HAVE BEEN DOING EVERY STEP OF
THE WAY.
AND QUITE FRANKLY, WHEN I LOOK
AT THEIR PLAN, TALKS ABOUT
ADVANCING TESTING, CREATING NEW
PPE, DEVELOPING A VACCINE.
IT LOOKS A LITTLE BIT LIKE
PLAGIARISM, WHICH IS SOMETHING
JOE BIDEN KNOWS A LITTLE BIT
ABOUT.
I THINK THE AMERICAN PEOPLE KNOW
THAT THIS IS A PRESIDENT WHO HAS
PUT —
SUSAN: THANK YOU, MR. VICE
PRESIDENT.
VICE PRES. PENCE: WE ARE PROUD
OF THE SACRIFICES THEY HAVE MADE
TO SAVE AMERICAN LIVES.
SUSAN: SENATOR HARRIS, WOULD YOU
LIKE TO RESPOND?
SEN. HARRIS: ABSOLUTELY.
WHATEVER THEY CLAIM THE
ADMINISTRATION HAS DONE, CLEARLY
IT HASN'T DONE.
WHEN YOU'RE LOOKING AT OVER
200,000 DEAD BODIES, AMERICAN
LIVES, FAMILIES THAT ARE
GRIEVING THAT LOSS.
AND YOU KNOW, THE VICE PRESIDENT
IS THE HEAD OF THE TASK FORCE,
AND NEW ON JANUARY 28 HOW
SERIOUS THIS WAS, AND THEN
THANKS TO BOB WOODWARD, WE
LEARNED THAT THEY KNEW ABOUT IT,
AND THEN WHEN THAT WAS EXPOSED,
THE VICE PRESIDENT SAID WHEN
ASKED, WHY DIDN'T YOU ALL TELL
ANYBODY, HE SAID BECAUSE THE
PRESIDENT WANTED PEOPLE TO
REMAIN CALM.
THIS IS IMPORTANT.
MR. VICE PRESIDENT, I AM
SPEAKING.
I WANT TO ASK THE AMERICAN
PEOPLE, HOW CALM REVIEW WHEN YOU
ARE PANICKED ABOUT OR YOU'RE
GOING TO GET YOUR NEXT ROLL OF
TOILET PAPER?
HOW CALM WERE YOU WHEN YOUR KIDS
WERE SENT HOME FROM SCHOOL AND
YOU DID KNOW WHEN THEY WERE
GOING TO GO BACK?
HOW CALM WERE YOU WHEN YOUR
CHILDREN COULDN'T SEE THEIR
PARENTS BECAUSE THEY WERE AFRAID
IT WOULD KILL THEM?
SUSAN: LET'S GIVE VICE PRESIDENT
PENCE A CHANCE TO RESPOND.
VICE PRES. PENCE: I WANT ALL OF
YOU TO KNOW YOU WILL ALWAYS BE
IN OUR HEARTS AND IN OUR
PRAYERS.
BUT WHEN YOU SEE WHAT THE
AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE DONE OVER
THESE LAST STATEMENTS HASN'T
WORKED, THAT'S A GREAT
DISSERVICE TO THE SACRIFICES THE
AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE MADE.
THE REALITY, IF I MAY FINISH,
THE REALITY IS, DR. FAUCI SAID
EVERYTHING THAT HE TOLD THE
PRESIDENT IN THE OVAL OFFICE,
THE PRESIDENT TOLD THE AMERICAN
PEOPLE.
PRESIDENT TRUMP, I WILL TELL
YOU, HAS BOUNDLESS CONFIDENCE IN
THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND HE
ALWAYS SPOKE WITH CONFIDENCE
THAT WE WOULD GET THROUGH THIS
TOGETHER.
BUT WHEN YOU SAY IT HASN'T
WORKED, WHEN DR. FAUCI AND DR.
BIRX IN OUR MEDICAL EXPERTS CAME
TO US IN THE SECOND WEEK OF
MARCH, THE PRESIDENT — IF HE
DIDN'T TAKE THE UNPRECEDENTED
STEP OF SHUTTING DOWN ROUGHLY
HALF OF THE AMERICAN ECONOMY
COME THAT WE COULD LOSE 2.2
MILLION AMERICANS, THAT'S THE
REALITY.
THEY ALL SAY WE DID EVERYTHING
RIGHT, SUSAN, WE COULD STILL
LOSE MORE THAN 200,000
AMERICANS.
THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, I BELIEVE
DESERVE CREDIT FOR THE
SACRIFICES THEY HAVE MADE FOR
THE HEALTH OF THEIR FAMILY AND
THEIR NEIGHBORS, OUR DOCTORS,
NURSES, FIRST RESPONDERS.
I'M GOING TO SPEAK UP ON BEHALF
OF WHAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE
DONE.
SUSAN: YOU ARE IN THE FRONT ROW
IN THE ROSE GARDEN 11 DAYS AGO
AT WHAT SEEMS TO BE A SUPER
SPREADER EVENT FOR SENIOR
ADMINISTRATION AND OFFICIALS.
YOU MASK, NO SOCIAL DISTANCING,
NOW CLUSTER OF CORONAVIRUS CASES
AMONG THOSE WHO WERE THERE.
HOW CAN YOU EXPECT AMERICANS TO
FOLLOW THE ADMINISTRATION SAFETY
GUIDELINES TO PROTECT THEMSELVES
FROM COVID YOU AT THE WHITE
HOUSE HAVE NOT BEEN DOING SO?
VICE PRES. PENCE: WELL, THE
AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE
DEMONSTRATED OVER THE LAST EIGHT
MONTHS THAT WHEN GIVEN THE
FACTS, THEY ARE WILLING TO PUT
THE HEALTH OF THEIR FAMILIES AND
THEIR NEIGHBORS AND PEOPLE THEY
DON'T EVEN KNOW FIRST.
PRESIDENT TRUMP AND I HAVE GREAT
CONFIDENCE IN THE AMERICAN
PEOPLE AND THEIR ABILITY TO TAKE
THAT INFORMATION AND PUT IT INTO
PRACTICE.
IN THE HEIGHT OF THE EPIDEMIC,
WHEN WE WERE LOSING A
HEARTBREAKING NUMBER, 2500
AMERICANS A DAY, WE SURGED
RESOURCES TO NEW JERSEY AND NEW
YORK AND NEW ORLEANS AND
DETROIT.
WE TOLD THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WHAT
NEEDED TO BE DONE, AND THE
AMERICAN PEOPLE MADE THE
SACRIFICES.
WHEN THE OUTBREAK IN THE SUNBELT
HAPPENED THIS SUMMER, AGAIN COME
AMERICAN STEP FORWARD.
BUT THE REALITY IS, THE WORK OF
THE PRESIDENT GOES ON.
THE VACANCY ON THE SUPREME COURT
IN THE UNITED STATES HAS COME
UPON US AND THE JUDGE INTRODUCED
JUDGE AMY CONEY BARRETT.
IF I MAY SAY, AT THAT ROSE ARE
IN EVENT, WITH A GREAT DEAL OF
SPECULATION ABOUT IT, MY WIFE
KAREN AND I WERE THERE AND
HONORED TO BE THERE.
MANY OF THE PEOPLE WHO WERE AT
THAT EVENT WERE ACTUALLY TESTED
FOR CORONAVIRUS AND IT WAS AN
OUTDOOR EVENT, WHICH ALL OF OUR
SCIENTIST REGULARLY AND
ROUTINELY ADVISE.
THE DIFFERENCE HERE IS,
PRESIDENT TRUMP AND I TRUST THE
AMERICAN PEOPLE TO MAKE CHOICES
IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THEIR
HEALTH.
AND JOE BIDEN AND KAMALA HARRIS
CONSISTENTLY TALK ABOUT
MANDATES, NOT JUST MANDATES WITH
THE CORONAVIRUS, BUT A
GOVERNMENT TAKEOVER HEALTH CARE,
THE GREEN NEW DEAL ALL
GOVERNMENT CONTROL.
WE ARE ABOUT FREEDOM AND
RESPECTING FREEDOM OF THE
AMERICAN PEOPLE.
SEN. HARRIS: LET'S TALK ABOUT
RESPECTING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.
WE RESPECT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE
WHEN YOU TELL THEM THE TRUTH.
YOU RESPECT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE
WHEN YOU HAVE THE COURAGE TO BE
A LEADER, SPEAKING OF THOSE
THINGS YOU — THEY MAY NOT WANT
TO HEAR, BUT THEY NEED TO HEAR
SO THEY CAN PROTECT THEMSELVES.
BUT THIS ADMINISTRATION STOOD ON
INFORMATION THAT YOU — IF YOU
HAD AS A PARENT, KNOWING IT YOU
DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY SAVED
UP, NOW YOU'RE STANDING IN A
FOOD LINE BECAUSE OF THE
INEPTITUDE OF AN ADMINISTRATION
THAT WAS UNWILLING TO SPEAK THE
TRUTH TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.
SO LET'S TALK ABOUT CARING ABOUT
THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.
THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE HAD TO
SACRIFICE FAR TOO MUCH BECAUSE
OF THE INCOMPETENCE OF THIS
ADMINISTRATION.
IT IS ACTING TOO MUCH OF THE
PEOPLE THAT THEY WOULD NOT BE
EQUIPPED WITH THE INFORMATION
THEY NEED TO HELP THEMSELVES TO
PROTECT THEIR PARENTS AND THEIR
CHILDREN.
SUSAN: SENATOR HARRIS, FOR LIFE
TO GET BACK TO NORMAL, DR.
ANTHONY FAUCI AND OTHER EXPERTS
SAY THAT MOST OF THE PEOPLE WHO
CAN BE VACCINATED, NEED TO BE
VACCINATED.
AT HALF OF AMERICANS NOW SAY
THEY WOULDN'T TAKE THE VACCINE
IF IT WAS RELEASED NOW.
IF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION
APPROVES A VACCINE BEFORE OR
AFTER THE ELECTION, SHOULD
AMERICANS TAKE IT, AND WOULD YOU
TAKE IT?
SEN. HARRIS: IF THE PUBLIC
HEALTH PROFESSIONALS IF DR.
FAUCI, IF THE DOCTORS TELL US
THAT WE SHOULD TAKE IT, I WILL
BE THE FIRST IN LINE TO TAKE IT,
ABSOLUTELY.
BUT IF DONALD TRUMP TELLS US WE
SHOULD TAKE IT, I'M NOT TAKING
IT.
SUSAN: VICE PRESIDENT PENCE,
THERE HAVE BEEN A LOT OF
REPERCUSSIONS FROM THIS PANDEMIC
TO BE IN RECENT DAYS, THE
PRESIDENT'S DIAGNOSIS OF
COVID-19 HAS UNDERSCORED THE
IMPORTANCE OF THE JOB THAT YOU
HOLD AND THAT YOU ARE SEEKING.
THAT IS OUR SECOND TOPIC
TONIGHT, THE ROLE OF THE VICE
PRESIDENT.
ONE OF YOU WILL MAKE HISTORY ON
JANUARY 20.
YOU WILL BE THE VICE PRESIDENT
TO THE OLDEST PRESIDENT THE
UNITED STATES HAS EVER HAD.
DONALD TRUMP WILL BE 74 YEARS
OLD ON INAUGURATION DAY.
JOE BIDEN WILL BE 78 YEARS OLD.
THAT ALREADY HAS RAISED CONCERNS
AMONG SOME VOTERS, CONCERNS THAT
HAVE BEEN SHARPENED BY PRESIDENT
TRUMP'S HOSPITALIZATION IN
RECENT DAYS.
VICE PRESIDENT PENCE, HAVE YOU
HAD A CONVERSATION OR REACHED AN
AGREEMENT WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP
ABOUT SAFEGUARDS OR PROCEDURES
WHEN IT COMES TO THE ISSUE OF
PRESIDENTIAL DISABILITY?
AND IF NOT, DO YOU THINK YOU
SHOULD?
YOU HAVE TWO MINUTES, WITHOUT
INTERRUPTIONS.
VICE PRES. PENCE: SUSAN, THANK
YOU.
I WOULD LIKE TO GO BACK —
SUSAN: WE NEED TO MOVE ON.
VICE PRES. PENCE: I WOULD LIKE
TO GO BACK, BECAUSE THE REALITY
IS WERE GOING TO HAVE A VACCINE
IN RECORD TIME, IN UNHEARD OF
TIME COME IN LESS THAN A YEAR.
WE HAVE FIVE COMPANIES IN PHASE
3 — PHASE THREE CLINICAL
TRIALS.
WE ARE RIGHT NOW PRODUCING TENS
OF MILLIONS OF DOSES.
THE FACT THAT YOU CONTINUE TO
UNDERMINE PUBLIC CONFIDENCE IN A
VACCINE, IF A VACCINE EMERGES
DURING THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION
I THINK IS UNCONSCIONABLE.
SENATOR, I JUST ASK YOU, STOP
PLAYING POLITICS WITH PEOPLE'S
LIVES.
THE REALITY IS THAT WE WILL HAVE
A VACCINE, WE BELIEVE BEFORE THE
END OF THIS YEAR, AND IT WILL
HAVE THE CAPACITY TO SAVE
COUNTLESS AMERICAN LIVES.
AND YOUR CONTINUOUS UNDERMINING
OF CONFIDENCE IN A VACCINE IS
JUST UNACCEPTABLE.
LET ME ALSO SAY, THE REALITY IS,
YOU TALK ABOUT FAILURE IN THIS
ADMINISTRATION, WE ACTUALLY DO
KNOW WHAT FAILURE LOOKS LIKE IN
A PANDEMIC.
IT WAS TWO THOUSAND NINE, THE
SWINE FLUID ARRIVED IN THE
UNITED STATES.
THANKFULLY, IT ENDED UP NOT
BEING AS LETHAL AS THE
CORONAVIRUS.
BUT BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR,
WHEN JOE BIDEN WAS VICE
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES,
NOT 7.5 MILLION PEOPLE
CONTRACTED THE SWINE FLU, 60
MILLION AMERICANS CONTRACTED THE
SWINE LOOP.
IF THE SWINE FLU HAD BEEN AS
LETHAL AS THE CORONAVIRUS IN
2009 WHEN JOE BIDEN WAS VICE
PRESIDENT, WE WOULD HAVE LOST 2
MILLION AMERICAN LIVES.
HIS OWN CHIEF OF STAFF WOULD SAY
LAST YEAR THAT IT WAS PURE LUCK
THAT THEY DID "EVERYTHING
POSSIBLE WRONG."
AND WE LEARNED FROM THAT.
THEY LEFT THE STRATEGIC NATIONAL
STOCKPILE EMPTY.
THEY LEFT AN EMPTY AND HOLLOW
PLAN, BUT WE STILL LEARNED FROM
IT.
SUSAN: VICE PRESIDENT PENCE, I'M
SORRY, YOUR TIME IS UP.
SENATOR HARRIS, LET ME ASK YOU
THE SAME QUESTION, WHICH IS,
HAVE YOU HAD A CONVERSATION OR
REACHED AN AGREEMENT WITH VICE
PRESIDENT BIDEN ABOUT SAFEGUARDS
OR PROCEDURES WHEN IT COMES TO
THE ISSUE OF PRESIDENTIAL
DISABILITY?
AND IF NOT, AND IF YOU WIN THE
ELECTION NEXT MONTH, DO YOU
THINK YOU SHOULD?
YOU HAVE TWO MINUTES,
UNINTERRUPTED.
SEN. HARRIS: LET ME TELL YOU,
FIRST OF ALL, THE DAY I GOT THE
CALL FROM JOE BIDEN, IT WAS
ACTUALLY A PHONE CALL ASKING YOU
TO SERVE WITH HIM ON THIS
TICKET, IT WAS PROBABLY ONE OF
THE MOST MEMORABLE DAYS OF MY
LIFE.
I THOUGHT ABOUT MY MOTHER, WHO
CAME TO THE UNITED STATES AT THE
AGE OF 19, GAVE BIRTH TO ME AT
THE AGE OF 25 AND KAISER
HOSPITAL IN OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA.
AND THE THOUGHT THAT I WOULD BE
SITTING HERE RIGHT NOW, I KNOW,
WOULD MAKE HER PROUD.
SHE MUST BE LOOKING DOWN ON
THIS.
YOU KNOW, JOE AND I WERE RAISED
IN A VERY SIMILAR WAY.
WE WERE RAISED WITH VALUES THAT
ARE ABOUT HARD WORK, ABOUT THE
VALUE AND DIGNITY OF PUBLIC
SERVICE, AND ABOUT THE
IMPORTANCE OF FIGHTING FOR THE
DIGNITY OF ALL PEOPLE.
IN A THINK JOE ASKED ME TO SERVE
WITH HIM BECAUSE I HAVE A CAREER
THAT INCLUDED BEING ELECTED
FIRST WOMAN DISTRICT ATTORNEY OF
SAN FRANCISCO, WHERE I CREATED
MODELS OF INNOVATION FOR LAW
ENFORCEMENT IN TERMS OF REFORMS
OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM.
I WAS ELECTED THE FIRST WOMAN OF
COLOR AND BLACK WOMAN TO BE
ELECTED ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR THE
STATE OF CALIFORNIA, WHERE I RAN
THE SECOND LARGEST DEPARTMENT OF
JUSTICE IN THE UNITED STATES,
SECOND ONLY TO THE UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE.
I TOOK ON EVERYTHING FROM
TRANSNATIONAL CRIMINAL AND HIS
ASIANS TO THE BIG BANKS THAT
WERE TAKING A TO FOR-PROFIT
COLLEGES THAT WERE TAKING
ADVANTAGE OF VETERANS.
AND OF COURSE NOW I SERVE IN THE
UNITED STATES SENATE AS ONLY THE
SECOND BLACK WOMAN ELECTED TO
THE UNITED STATES AND.
I HAVE BEEN A REGULAR RECEIPT OF
CLASSIFIED INFORMATION BUT
THREATS TO OUR NATION IN
HOTSPOTS AROUND THE WORLD.
I'VE TRAVELED THE WORLD AND MET
WITH OUR SOLDIERS IN WAR ZONES,
AND I THINK JOE HAS ASKED ME TO
SERVE WITH HIM BECAUSE HE KNOWS
THAT WE SHARE A PURPOSE WHICH IS
ABOUT LIFTING UP THE AMERICAN
PEOPLE, AND AFTER THE FOUR YEARS
THAT WE HAVE SEEN OF DONALD
TRUMP UNIFYING OUR COUNTRY
AROUND OUR COMMON VALUES.
SUSAN: NEITHER PRESIDENT TRUMP
NOR VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN HAS
RELEASED THIS DETAILED
INFORMATION THAT HAS BECOME THE
NORM UNTIL THE 2016 ELECTION.
IN RECENT DAYS, PRESIDENT
TRUMP'S DOCTORS HAVE GIVEN
MISLEADING ANSWERS OR REFUSED TO
ANSWER BASIC QUESTIONS ABOUT HIS
HEALTH.
MY QUESTION TO EACH OF YOU IN
TURN IS, IS THIS INFORMATION
VOTERS DESERVE TO KNOW?
VICE PRESIDENT PENCE, WOULD YOU
LIKE TO GO FIRST?
VICE PRES. PENCE: SUSAN, THANK
YOU, AND LET ME SAY HIM ON
BEHALF OF THE PRESIDENT AND THE
FIRST LADY, HOW MOVED WE HAVE
ALL BEEN BY THE OUTPOURING OF
PRAYERS AND CONCERN FOR THE
PRESIDENT.
AND I DO BELIEVE IT IS
EMBLEMATIC OF THE PRAYERS AND
CONCERN THAT HAVE USHERED FORTH
FOR EVERY AMERICAN IMPACTED BY
THE CORONAVIRUS.
BUT THE CARE OF THE PRESIDENT
RECEIVED AT WALTER REED
HOSPITAL, AND WHITE HOUSE
DOCTORS WAS EXCEPTIONAL.
THE TRANSPARENCY THEY PRACTICE
ALL ALONG THE WAY WILL CONTINUE.
THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE A RIGHT
TO KNOW ABOUT THE HEALTH AND
WELL-BEING OF THEIR PRESIDENT,
AND WILL CONTINUE TO DO THAT.
I'M JUST EXTREMELY GRATEFUL, AND
WAS MORE THAN A LITTLE MOVED BY
THE BROAD AND BIPARTISAN SUPPORT
, AND SENATOR, I WANT TO THANK
YOU AND JOE BIDEN FOR YOUR
EXPRESSIONS OF GENUINE CONCERN.
I ALSO WANT TO CONGRATULATE YOU,
AS I DID IN MY PHONE CALL, ON
THE HISTORIC NATURE OF YOUR
NOMINATION.
I NEVER EXPECTED TO BE ON THE
STAGE FOR YEARS AGO, SO I KNOW
THE FEELING, BUT THE REALITY IS,
WE'VE GOT AN ELECTION BEFORE THE
AMERICAN PEOPLE IN THE MIDST OF
THIS CHALLENGING YEAR AND THE
STAKES HAVE NEVER BEEN HIGHER.
SUSAN: I WANT TO GIVE SENATOR
HARRIS A CHANCE TO RESPOND TO
THE SAME QUESTION, WHICH IS, DO
VOTERS HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW OR
DETAILED HEALTH INFORMATION
ABOUT PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES,
AND ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY ARE
FACING THIS KIND OF CHALLENGE?
SEN. HARRIS: ABSOLUTELY, AND
THAT'S WHY JOE BIDEN HAS BEEN SO
INCREDIBLY TRANSPARENT, AND BY
CONTRAST, THE PRESIDENT HAS NOT.
BOTH IN TERMS OF HEALTH RECORDS,
BUT ALSO LET'S LOOK AT IN TERMS
OF TAXES.
WE NOW KNOW BECAUSE OF GREAT
INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM THAT
DONALD TRUMP PAID $750 IN TAXES.
AND I FIRST HEARD ABOUT IT, I
LITERALLY SAID, YOU MEAN
$750,000?
IT WAS LIKE, NO, 700 $50.
WE NOW KNOW DONALD TRUMP O'S AND
IS IN DEBT FOR $400 MILLION,
JUST SO EVERYONE IS CLEAR, WHEN
WE SAY IN DEBT, IT MEANS YOU OWE
MONEY TO SOMEBODY.
IT WOULD BE REALLY GOOD TO KNOW
WHO THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED
STATES, THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF,
OWES MONEY TO, BECAUSE THE
AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE A RIGHT TO
KNOW WHAT IS INFLUENCING THE
PRESIDENT'S DECISIONS, AND IS HE
MAKING THOSE DECISIONS ON THE
BEST INTERESTS OF THE AMERICAN
PEOPLE, OF VIEW, OR
SELF-INTEREST?
TRANSPARENCY HAS TO BE ACROSS
THE BOARD.
JOE HAS BEEN INCREDIBLY
TRANSPARENT COME OVER MANY, MANY
YEARS.
THE ONE THING WE ALL KNOW ABOUT
JOE, HE PUTS IT ALL OUT THERE.
HE IS HONEST, HE IS FORTHRIGHT,
BUT DONALD TRUMP, ON THE OTHER
HAND, HAS BEEN COVERING UP
EVERYTHING.
SUSAN: THANK YOU, SENATOR HARRIS
GIVE IT I WANT TO GIVE YOU A
CHANCE TO RESPOND.
VICE PRES. PENCE: I RESPECT THE
FACT THAT JOE BIDEN SPENT 40
YEARS IN PUBLIC LIFE AND I
RESPECT YOUR SERVICE AS WELL.
SEN. HARRIS: THANK YOU.
VICE PRES. PENCE: HE IS A JOB
CREATOR, HE HAS PAID TENS OF
MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN TAXES.
PAYROLL TAXES, PROPERTY TAXES.
HE HAS CREATED TENS OF THOUSANDS
OF AMERICAN JOBS.
THE PRESIDENT SAID THOSE PUBLIC
REPORTS ARE NOT ACCURATE, AND
THE PRESIDENT HAS ALSO RELEASED
LITERALLY STACKS OF FINANCIAL
DISCLOSURES THAT THE AMERICAN
PEOPLE CAN REVIEW, JUST AS THE
LAW ALLOWS.
THE DISTINCTION HERE IS THAT JOE
BIDEN, 47 YEARS IN PUBLIC
SERVICE, COMPARED TO PRESIDENT
DONALD TRUMP, WHO BROUGHT ALL
THAT EXPERIENCE FOUR YEARS AGO
HAS TURNED THIS ECONOMY AROUND
BY CUTTING TAXES, ROLLING BACK
REGULATIONS — FIGHTING FOR FREE
AND FAIR TRADE
.
SUSAN: THANK YOU, VICE PRESIDENT
PENCE.
THAT'S A GOOD SEGUE INTO OUR
THIRD TOPIC, WHICH IS ABOUT THE
ECONOMY.
THIS HAS BEEN ANOTHER ASPECT OF
LIFE FOR AMERICANS WHO HAVE BEEN
SO AFFECTED BY THIS CORONAVIRUS.
WE HAVE A JOBS CRISIS BREWING.
ON FRIDAY, WE LEARNED THAT THE
EMPLOYMENT RATE HAS DECLINED TO
7.9% IN SEPTEMBER, WITH THAT JOB
GROWTH — BEFORE THE LATEST
ROUND OF LAYOFFS AND FURLOUGHS
IN THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY AND
ELSEWHERE, HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS
OF DISCOURAGED WORKERS HAVE
STOPPED LOOKING FOR WORK.
NEARLY 11 MILLION JOBS THAT
EXISTED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE
YEAR HAVE NOT BEEN REPLACED.
THOSE HARDEST HIT INCLUDE
TINO'S, BLACKS, AND WOMEN.
SENATE — LATINOS, BLACKS, AND
WOMEN.
THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN HAS PROPOSED
PROGRAMS TO BOOST THE ECONOMY
AND YOU WOULD PAY FOR THAT BY
RAISING $4 TRILLION IN TAXES ON
WEALTHY INDIVIDUALS AND
CORPORATIONS.
SOME ECONOMISTS WARNED THAT
COULD CURB ENTREPRENEURIAL
VENTURES THAT FUELED GROWTH AND
CREATE JOBS.
WOULD RAISING TAXES PUT THE
RECOVERY AT RISK?
YOU HAVE TWO MINUTES TO ANSWER,
UNINTERRUPTED.
SEN. HARRIS: THANK YOU.
ON THE ISSUE OF THE ECONOMY, I
THINK THERE COULDN'T BE A MORE
FUNDAMENTAL DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
DONALD TRUMP AND JOE BIDEN.
GO BIDEN BELIEVES YOU MEASURE
THE HEALTH AND STRENGTH OF
AMERICA'S ECONOMY TASTE ON THE
HEALTH AND STRENGTH OF THE
AMERICAN WORKER AND THE AMERICAN
FAMILY.
ON THE OTHER HAND, YOU HAVE
DONALD TRUMP, WHO MEASURES THE
STRENGTH OF THE ECONOMY BASED ON
HOW RICH PEOPLE ARE DOING.
WHICH IS WHY HE PASSED A TAX
BILL BENEFITING THE TOP 1% AND
THE BIGGEST CORPORATIONS OF
AMERICA, LEADING TO A $2
TRILLION DEFICIT FOR THE
AMERICAN PEOPLE THAT THEY HAVE
TO PAY FOR.
ON DAY ONE, JOE BIDEN WILL
REPEAL THAT TAX BILL.
HE WILL GET RID OF IT.
AND WHAT HE WILL DO WITH THE
MONEY IS INVEST IT IN THE
AMERICAN PEOPLE, AND THROUGH A
PLAN THAT IS ABOUT INVESTING IN
INFRASTRUCTURE, SOMETHING THAT
DONALD TRUMP SAID HE WOULD DO.
I REMEMBER HEARING ABOUT THE
INFRASTRUCTURE AND I DON'T THINK
IT HAPPEN.
JOE BIDEN WILL DO THAT.
IT'S ABOUT UPGRADING OUR ROADS
AND BRIDGES AND ALSO INVESTING
IN CLEAN AND RENEWABLE ENERGY.
JOE IS GOING TO INVEST THAT
MONEY AND WHAT WE NEED TO DO
AROUND INNOVATION.
THERE WAS A TIME WHEN OUR
COUNTRY BELIEVED IN SCIENCE AND
INVESTED IN RESEARCH AND
DEVELOPMENT, SO THAT WE WERE AN
INNOVATION LEADER OF THE GLOBE.
JOE BIDEN WILL USE THAT MONEY TO
INVEST IN EDUCATION.
SO FOR EXAMPLE, IF FOLKS WANT TO
GO TO A TWO-YEAR COMMUNITY
COLLEGE, IT WILL BE FREE.
IF YOU COME FROM FAMILY THAT
MAKES LESS THAN 100 TO $5,000,
YOU WILL GO TO A PUBLIC
UNIVERSITY FOR FREE, AND ACROSS
THE BOARD, WE WILL MAKE SURE
THAT IF YOU HAVE STUDENT LOAN
DEBT, IT IS CUT BY $10,000.
THAT IS HOW JOE BIDEN THINKS
ABOUT THE ECONOMY.
IT'S ABOUT INVESTING IN THE
PEOPLE OF OUR COUNTRY, AS
OPPOSED TO PASSING A TAX BILL
WHICH HAS A BENEFIT OF LETTING
AMERICAN CORPORATIONS GO
OFFSHORE TO DO THEIR BUSINESS.
SUSAN: THANK YOU, SENATOR
HARRIS.
VICE PRESIDENT PENCE, YOUR
ADMINISTRATION IS PREDICTING A
RAPID AND ROBUST RECOVERY, BUT
THE LATEST ECONOMIC REPORT
SUGGEST THAT IS NOT HAPPENING.
SHOULD AMERICANS BE BRACED FOR
AN ECONOMIC COMEBACK THAT'S
GOING TO TAKE NOT MONTHS, BUT A
YEAR OR MORE?
YOU HAVE TWO MINUTES TO ANSWER,
UNINTERRUPTED.
VICE PRES. PENCE: WHEN PRESIDENT
TRUMP AND I TOOK OFFICE, AMERICA
HAD GONE THROUGH THE SLOWEST
ECONOMIC RECOVERY SINCE THE
DEPRESSION.
PRESIDENT CUT TAXES ACROSS THE
BOARD.
DESPITE WHAT SENATOR HARRIS
SAYS, THE AVERAGE AMERICAN
FAMILY OF FOUR HAD $2000 IN
SAVINGS IN TAXES, AND WITH THE
RISE IN WAGES THAT OCCURRED,
MOST PREDOMINATELY FOR
BLUE-COLLAR, HARD-WORKING
AMERICANS, THE AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD
INCOME FOR A FAMILY OF FOUR
INCREASED BY $4000 FOLLOWING
PRESIDENT TRUMP'S TAX CUTS.
YOU JUST HEARD SENATOR HARRIS
TELL YOU A BIG ONE, JOE BIDEN IS
GOING TO RAISE YOUR TAXES.
IT'S REALLY REMARKABLE TO THINK
I'M A RIGHT AFTER THE TIME WE'RE
GOING THROUGH PANDEMIC THAT LOST
22 MILLION JOBS, WE HAVE ALREADY
ADDED BACK 11.6 MOVING JOBS,
BECAUSE WE HAVE A PRESIDENT WHO
CUT TAXES, ROLLBACK REGULATION,
FOUGHT FOUR FEET — FREE AND
FAIR TRADE, AND SECURED $4
TRILLION FROM CONGRESS OF THE
UNITED STATES INDIRECT PAYMENTS
TO FAMILIES, SAVED 50 MILLION
JOBS THROUGH THE PAYCHECK
PROTECTION PROGRAM.
WE LITERALLY HAVE SPARED NO
EXPENSE TO HELP THE AMERICAN
PEOPLE THROUGH THIS.
JOE BIDEN AND KAMALA HARRIS WANT
TO RAISE TAXES, THEY WANT TO
BURY OUR ECONOMY UNDER A $2
TRILLION GREEN NEW DEAL, WHICH
YOU WERE ONE OF THE ORIGINAL
COSPONSORS OF IN THE UNITED
STATES SENATE.
THEY WANT TO ABOLISH FOSSIL
FUELS AND BAN FRACKING, WHICH
WOULD COST HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS
OF AMERICAN JOBS ALL ACROSS THE
HEARTLAND.
AND JOE BIDEN WANTS TO GO BACK
TO THE ECONOMIC SURRENDER TO
CHINA THAT, WHEN WE TOOK OFFICE,
HALF OF OUR INTERNATIONAL TRADE
DEFICIT WAS WITH CHINA ALONE.
THE BIDEN WANTS TO REPEAL ALL
THE TARIFFS THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP
PUT INTO EFFECT TO FIGHT FOR
AMERICAN JOBS AND AMERICAN
WORKERS.
JOE BIDEN SAYS DEMOCRACY IS ON
THE BALLOT.
MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT, SUSAN.
THE AMERICAN ECONOMY, THE
AMERICAN COMEBACK ON THE BALLOT,
WITH FOUR MORE YEARS OF GROWTH
AND OPPORTUNITY, FORMER YEARS OF
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, 20 WHAT
— 2021 WILL BE THE — BIGGEST
ECONOMIC YEAR IN HISTORY OF THIS
COUNTRY.
SEN. HARRIS: WE SAW — I THOUGHT
WE SAW ENOUGH OF IT IN LAST
WEEK'S DEBATE, BUT I THOUGHT
THIS IS A DEBATES WITH POST TO
BE BASED ON THE FACTS AND THE
TRUTH.
JOE BIDEN WILL NOT RAISE TAXES
ON ANYONE WHO MAKES LESS THAN
$400,000 A YEAR.
MR. VICE PRESIDENT, I AM
SPEAKING.
VICE PRES. PENCE: THE IMPORTANCE
IS THE TRUTH.
JOE BIDEN SAID HE'S GOING TO
REPEAL THE TRUMP TAX CUTS.
IT WAS TAX CUTS THAT GAVE THE
AVERAGE WORKING FAMILY $2000 IN
A TAX BREAK EVERY SINGLE —
SEN. HARRIS: THAT IS ABSOLUTELY
NOT TRUE.
VICE PRES. PENCE: IS HE ONLY
GOING TO REVEAL PART OF THE TAX
CUTS?
SEN. HARRIS: IF YOU DON'T MIND
LETTING ME FINISH, WE CAN HAVE A
CONVERSATION.
JOE BIDEN WILL NOT RAISE TAXES
ON ANYONE WHO MAKES LESS THAN
$400,000 A YEAR.
HE HAS BEEN VERY CLEAR ABOUT
THAT.
JOE BIDEN WILL NOT IN FRACKING.
HE HAS BEEN VERY CLEAR ABOUT
THAT.
JOE BIDEN IS THE ONE WHO, DURING
THE GREAT RECESSION, WAS
RESPONSIBLE FOR THE RECOVERY ACT
THAT BROUGHT AMERICA BACK, AND
NOW THE TRUMP-PENCE
ADMINISTRATION WANTS TO TAKE
CREDIT, WHEN THEY RODE THE
COATTAILS OF JOE BIDEN'S SUCCESS
FOR THE ECONOMY THAT THEY HAD AT
THE BEGINNING OF THEIR TERM.
OF COURSE COME AND NOW THE
ECONOMY IS A COMPLETE DISASTER,
BUT JOE BIDEN, ON ONE HAND, DID
THAT.
ON THE OTHER HAND, YOU HAVE
DONALD TRUMP, WHO HAS REIGNED
OVER A RECESSION THAT IS BEING
COMPARED TO THE GREAT THIS
SESSION — THE GREAT DEPRESSION.
ON THE ONE HAND YOU HAVE JOE
BIDEN, WHO IS RESPONSIBLE, WITH
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, FOR THE
AFFORDABLE CARE ACT, WHICH
BROUGHT HEALTH CARE TO OVER 20
MILLION AMERICANS PROTECTED
PEOPLE WITH PRE-EXISTING
CONDITIONS, AND WHAT IT ALSO DID
IS IT SAVED THOSE FAMILIES WHO
OTHERWISE WERE GOING BANKRUPT
BECAUSE OF HOSPITAL BILLS THEY
COULD NOT AFFORD.
ON THE OTHER HAND, YOU HAVE
DONALD TRUMP, WHO IS IN COURT
RIGHT NOW TRYING TO GET RID OF
THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT, WHICH
MEANS THAT YOU WILL LOSE
PROTECTIONS IF YOU HAVE
PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS, AND
THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT, SUSAN.
HE INTERRUPTED ME AND I WOULD
LIKE TO JUST FINISH, PLEASE.
IF YOU HAVE A PRE-EXISTING
CONDITION, HEART DISEASE,
DIABETES, BREAST CANCER, THEY
ARE COMING FOR YOU.
IF YOU LOVE SOMEONE WHO HAS A
PRE-EXISTING CONDITION, THEY ARE
COMING FOR YOU.
IF YOU ARE UNDER THE AGE OF 26
ON YOUR PARENT'S COVERAGE, THEY
ARE COMING FOR YOU.
SUSAN: SENATOR HARRIS, THANK
YOU.
LET ME GIVE YOU A CHANCE TO
RESPOND.
VICE PRES. PENCE: I HOPE WE HAVE
A CHANCE TO TALK ABOUT HEALTH
CARE, BECAUSE OBAMACARE WAS A
DISASTER, AND THE AMERICAN
PEOPLE REMEMBER IT WELL.
PRESIDENT TRUMP AND I HAVE A
PLAN TO — FOR HEALTH CARE INTO
PROTECT EXISTING CONDITIONS FOR
EVERYONE.
SENATOR HARRIS, YOU ARE ENTITLED
TO YOUR OPINION, BUT YOU ARE NOT
ENTITLED TO YOUR OWN FACTS.
YOU HAVE SAID WHEN YOU WERE
RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT THAT YOU
WOULD BAN FRACKING.
JOE BIDEN POINTED AT YOU AND
SAID I GUARANTEE THAT WE WILL
ABOLISH FOSSIL FUELS.
WE HAVE A TWO TROON DOLLAR
VERSION OF THE GREEN NEW DEAL.
YOUR NEWSPAPER, USA TODAY, SAID
IT WASN'T THAT DIFFERENT FROM
THE GREEN NEW DEAL.
MORE TAXES, MORE REGULATION,
BANNING FRACKING, ABOLISHING
FOSSIL FUELS, CRUSHING AMERICAN
ENERGY, AND ECONOMIC SURRENDER
TO CHINA IS A PRESCRIPTION FOR
ECONOMIC DECLINE.
PRESIDENT TRUMP AND I WILL KEEP
AMERICA GROWING, THE V-SHAPED
RECOVERY THAT IS UNDERWAY RIGHT
NOW WHO CONTINUE WITH FOUR MORE
YEARS OF PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP.
SUSAN: THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
ONCE AGAIN YOU PROVIDED THE
PERFECT SEGUE TO A NEW TOPIC,
WHICH IS CLIMATE CHANGE.
VICE PRESIDENT PENCE, I WILL
POSE THE FIRST QUESTION TO YOU.
HURRICANE DELTA IS NOW
THREATENING THE GOLF.
WE HAVE SEEN RECORD-SETTING
WILDFIRES IN THE WEST.
DO YOU BELIEVE, AS THE
SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY HAS
CONCLUDED, THAT MAN-MADE CLIMATE
CHANGE IS MADE WILDFIRES BIGGER,
HOTTER, AND MORE DEADLY AND HAS
MADE HURRICANE SWEATER, SLOWER,
AND MORE DAMAGING?
YOU HAVE TWO MINUTES,
UNINTERRUPTED.
VICE PRES. PENCE: FIRST, I'M
PROUD OF OUR RECORD ON THE
ENVIRONMENT AND ON CONSERVATION.
ACCORDING TO ALL OF THE BEST
ESTIMATES, OUR AIR AND LAND ARE
CLEANER THAN ANY TIME EVER
RECORDED, AMONG THE CLEANEST IN
THE WORLD.
JUST A WHILE AGO, THE PRESIDENT
SIGNED THE LARGEST INVESTMENT IN
OUR PUBLIC LANDS AND PUBLIC
PARKS AND 100 YEARS.
PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS MADE A
COMMITMENT TO CONSERVATION INTO
THE ENVIRONMENT.
WITH GUARD TO CLIMATE CHANGE,
THE CLIMATE IS CHANGING.
THE ISSUE IS, WHAT IS THE CAUSE,
AND WHAT DO WE DO ABOUT IT?
PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS MADE IT
CLEAR THAT WE WILL CONTINUE TO
LISTEN TO THE SCIENCE.
JOE BIDEN AND KAMALA HARRIS HAVE
PUT US BACK IN THE PARIS CLIMATE
ACCORD, THEY WOULD IMPOSE THE
GREEN NEW DEAL, WHICH WOULD
CRUSH AMERICAN ENERGY AND WOULD
INCREASE ENERGY COSTS OF
AMERICAN FAMILIES IN THEIR HOMES
AND LITERALLY CRUSH AMERICAN
JOBS.
PRESIDENT TRUMP AND I BELIEVE
THAT THE PROGRESS THAT WE HAVE
MADE IN A CLEANER ENVIRONMENT
HAS BEEN HAPPENING PRECISELY
BECAUSE WE HAVE A STRONG, FREE
MARKET ECONOMY.
WHAT IS REMARKABLE IS, THE
UNITED STATES HAS REDUCED CO2
MORE THAN THE COUNTRIES THAT ARE
STILL IN THE PARIS CLIMATE
ACCORD, BUT WE HAVE DONE IT
THROUGH INNOVATION, AND WE HAVE
DONE IT THROUGH NATURAL GAS AND
FRACKING, WHICH, SENATOR, THE
AMERICAN PEOPLE CAN GO LOOK AT
THE RECORD.
I KNOW JOE BIDEN SAYS OTHERWISE
NOW, AS YOU DO, BUT THE BOTH OF
YOU REPEATEDLY COMMITTED TO
ABOLISHING FOSSIL FUEL AND
BANNING FRACKING.
SO BY CREATING THE KIND OF
INNOVATION WE ARE STEERING
TOWARD A STRONGER AND BETTER
ENVIRONMENT.
JUST REMEMBER, WILDFIRES,
PRESIDENT TRUMP AND I LEAVE
FOREST MANAGEMENT HAS TO BE
FRONT AND CENTER — AND EVEN
GAVIN NEWSOM AGREES WE HAVE TO
WORK ON FOREST MANAGEMENT.
WITH REGARD TO HURRICANES, THE
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND
MINISTRATION TELLS US THAT
ACTUALLY THERE — THERE ARE NO
MORE HURRICANES TODAY THAN THERE
WERE 100 YEARS AGO.
SUSAN: THANK YOU.
I'M SORRY, YOUR TIME IS UP.
THANK YOU, VICE PRESIDENT TRUMP.
VICE PRES. PENCE: PRESIDENT
TRUMP AND I WILL ALWAYS PUT
AMERICAN JOBS AND AMERICAN
WORKERS FIRST.
SUSAN: AS A VICE PRESIDENT
MENTION, YOU COSPONSORED THE
GREEN NEW DEAL IN CONGRESS.
VICE PRESIDENT SAID HE DOES NOT
SUPPORT THE GREEN NEW DEAL.
IF YOU LOOK AT THE BIDEN-HARRIS
WEBSITE, IT DESCRIBES THE GREEN
NEW DEAL AS A CRUCIAL FRAMEWORK.
WHAT EXACTLY WOULD BE THE STANCE
OF A BIDEN-HARRIS ADMINISTRATION
TOWARD THE GREEN NEW DEAL?
YOU HAVE TWO MINUTES,
UNINTERRUPTED.
SEN. HARRIS: FIRST OF ALL, THE
AMERICAN PEOPLE KNOW THAT JOE
BIDEN WILL NOT BAN FRACKING.
THAT IS A FACT.
THAT IS A FACT.
I WILL REPEAT THAT JOE BIDEN HAS
BEEN VERY CLEAR THAT HE THINKS
ABOUT GROWING JOBS, WHICH IS WHY
HE WILL NOT INCREASE TAXES FOR
ANYONE WHO MAKES LESS THAN
$400,000 A YEAR.
JOE BIDEN'S ECONOMIC PLANS, A
REPARABLE WALL STREET FIRM HAS
SAID WE WILL CREATE 7 MILLION
MORE JOBS THAN DONALD TRUMP, AND
PART OF THOSE JOBS THAT WILL BE
CREATED BY JOE BIDEN GOING TO BE
ABOUT CLEAN ENERGY AND RENEWABLE
ENERGY.
BECAUSE, YOU SEE, JOE
UNDERSTANDS THAT THE WEST COAST
OF OUR COUNTRY IS BURNING,
INCLUDING MY HOME STATE OF
CALIFORNIA.
JOE SEES WHAT IS HAPPENING ON
THE GULF STATES, WHICH ARE BEING
BATTERED BY STORMS.
JOE HAS SEEN AND TALKED WITH THE
FARMERS IN IOWA, WHOSE ENTIRE
CROPS HAVE BEEN DESTROYED
BECAUSE OF FLOODS.
SO JOE BELIEVES, AGAIN, IN
SCIENCE.
I SERVED ON THE COMMITTEE THAT
IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE
ENVIRONMENT.
THIS ADMINISTRATION TOOK THE
WORD SCIENCE OFF THE WEBSITE AND
THEN TOOK THE PHRASE CLIMATE
CHANGE OFF THE WEBSITE.
WE HAVE SEEN A PATTERN WITH THIS
ADMINISTRATION, WHICH IS THEY
DON'T BELIEVE IN SCIENCE.
JOE'S PLAN IS ABOUT SAYING WE
ARE GOING TO DEAL WITH THIS, BUT
WE ARE ALSO GOING TO CREATE
JOBS.
DONALD TRUMP, WHEN ASKED ABOUT
THE WILDFIRES IN CALIFORNIA,
DONALD TRUMP SAID SCIENCE
DOESN'T KNOW.
SO LET'S TALK ABOUT WHO IS
PREPARED TO LEAD OUR COUNTRY
OVER THE COURSE OF THE NEXT FOUR
YEARS ON WHAT IS AN EXISTENTIAL
THREAT TO US AS HUMAN BEINGS.
JOE IS ABOUT SAYING WE ARE GOING
TO INVEST THAT IN RENEWABLE
ENERGY.
IT'S GOING TO BE ABOUT THE
CREATION OF MILLIONS OF JOBS.
WE WILL ACHIEVE NET ZERO
EMISSIONS BY 2050, CARBON
NEUTRAL BY 2035.
JOE HAS A PLAN.
THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF TALK
FROM THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION
AND REALLY IT HAS BEEN TO GO
BACKWARD INSTEAD OF FORWARD.
SUSAN: SENATOR HARRIS JUST SAID
THAT CLIMATE CHANGES IN
EXISTENTIAL THREAT.
DO YOU BELIEVE CLIMATE CHANGE
POSES AN EXISTENTIAL THREAT?
VICE PRES. PENCE: THE CLIMATE IS
CHANGING.
WE WILL FOLLOW THE SCIENCE
PAYMENT ONCE AGAIN, SENATOR
HARRIS IS DENYING THE FACT THAT
THEY WILL RAISE TAXES ON EVERY
AMERICAN.
JOE BIDEN SAID TWICE IN THE
DEBATE LAST WEEK THAT ON DAY ONE
HE WAS GOING TO REPEAL THE TAX
CUTS.
THOSE TAX CUTS DELIVERED $2000
IN TAX RELIEF TO THE AVERAGE
FAMILY ACROSS AMERICA.
I JUST RECOMMEND THAT PEOPLE
LOOK AT THE RECORD.
YOU YOURSELF SAID REPEATEDLY
THAT YOU WOULD BAN FRACKING.
YOU WERE THE FIRST SIN A
COSPONSOR OF THE GREEN NEW DEAL,
WHILE JOE BIDEN DENIED THE GREEN
NEW DEAL.
SUSAN, THANK YOU FOR POINTING
OUT, THE GREEN NEW DEAL IS ON
THEIR CAMPAIGN WEBSITE, AND HIS
USA TODAY SAID, IT'S ESSENTIALLY
THE SAME PLAN YOU COSPONSORED
WITH AOC WHEN SHE SUBMITTED IT.
YOU JUST HEARD THE SENATOR SAY
SHE'S GOING TO RESUBMIT AMERICA
TO THE PARIS CLIMATE ACCORD.
LOOK, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE
ALWAYS CHERISHED OUR
ENVIRONMENT.
WE HAVE MADE GREAT PROGRESS
REDUCING CO2 EMISSIONS THROUGH
AMERICAN INNOVATION AND THE
DEVELOPMENT OF NATURAL GAS AND
FRACKING.
WE DON'T NEED A MASSIVE $2
TRILLION RENEW DEAL THAT WOULD
IMPOSE ALL NEW MANDATES ON
AMERICAN BUSINESSES AND AMERICAN
FAMILIES.
SUSAN: THANK YOU, VICE PRESIDENT
PENCE.
VICE PRES. PENCE: IT MAKES NO
SENSE, IT WILL COST JOBS.
SUSAN: THANK YOU, VICE
PRESIDENT.
VICE PRES. PENCE: WE WILL TAKE
CARE OF OUR ENVIRONMENT AND
FOLLOW THE SCIENCE.
SEN. HARRIS: LET'S TALK ABOUT
THAT.
THE VICE PRESIDENT EARLIER
REGARD TO WHAT HE THINKS IS AN
ACCOMPLISHMENT, THE PRESIDENT'S
TRADE WAR WITH CHINA.
YOU LOST THAT TRADE WAR.
YOU LOST IT.
WHAT ENDED UP HAPPENING IS
BECAUSE OF A SO-CALLED TRADE WAR
WITH CHINA, AMERICA LOST 300,000
MANUFACTURING JOBS.
FARMERS HAVE EXPERIENCED AND
CROPSEY BECAUSE OF IT.
— FARMERS HAVE EXPERIENCED
BANKRUPTCY BECAUSE OF IT.
WE ARE IN A MANUFACTURING
RECESSION BECAUSE OF IT.
WHEN WE LOOK AT WHERE THIS
ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN, THERE
ARE ESTIMATES THAT THE END OF
THE TERM OF THIS ADMINISTRATION,
THEY WILL HAVE LOST MORE JOBS
THAN ALMOST ANY OTHER
PRESIDENTIAL ADMINISTRATION, AND
THE AMERICAN PEOPLE KNOW WHAT
I'M TALKING ABOUT.
I THINK ABOUT 20-YEAR-OLDS.
WE HAVE A 20-YEAR-OLD, 20
SOMETHING-YEAR-OLD, WHO IS
COMING OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL AND
COLLEGE RIGHT NOW, AND YOUR
WONDER, IS THERE GOING TO BE A
JOB THERE FOR ME?
WE ARE LOOKING AT PEOPLE WHO ARE
TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW THEY
ARE GOING TO PAY RENT BY THE END
OF THE MONTH.
ALMOST HALF OF AMERICAN RANCHERS
ARE WORRIED ABOUT WHETHER THEY
ARE GOING TO BE ABLE TO PAY RENT
BY THE END OF THE MONTH.
THIS IS WHERE THE ECONOMY IS IN
AMERICA RIGHT NOW, AND IT IS
BECAUSE OF THE CATASTROPHE AND
THE FAILURE OF LEADERSHIP OF
THIS ADMINISTRATION.
SUSAN: THANK YOU, SENATOR
HARRIS.
LET ME GIVE YOU 15 SECONDS TO
RESPOND AND THEN I WANT TO MOVE
ON.
VICE PRES. PENCE: I WOULD LOVE
TO RESPOND.
LOST THE TRADE WAR WITH CHINA?
JOE BIDEN NEVER FOUGHT IT.
JOE BIDEN HAS BEEN A CHEERLEADER
FOR COMMON IS CHINA OVER THE
LAST SEVERAL DECADES.
AGAIN, SENATOR HARRIS, YOU ARE
ENTITLED TO YOUR OPINION, YOU'RE
NOT ENTITLED TO YOUR OWN FACTS.
JOE BIDEN WAS VICE PRESIDENT, WE
LOST 200 THOUSAND MANUFACTURING
JOBS, AND PRESIDENT OBAMA SAID
THEY ARE NEVER COMING BACK.
SUSAN: THANK YOU, VICE
PRESIDENT.
VICE PRES. PENCE: THIS
ADMINISTRATION SAW 500,000
MANUFACTURING JOBS CREATED AND
THAT'S EXACTLY THE KIND OF
GROWTH WE WILL CONTINUE TO SEE
AS WE BRING OUR NATION THROUGH
THIS PANDEMIC.
SUSAN: THANK YOU, VICE
PRESIDENT.
SEN. HARRIS: I JUST NEED TO
RESPOND VERY BRIEFLY.
THANK YOU.
JOE BIDEN IS RESPONSIBLE FOR
SAVING AMERICA'S AUTO INDUSTRY,
AND YOU VOTED AGAINST IT.
SO LET'S PUT THE RECORD
STRAIGHT.
THANK YOU.
SUSAN: I'D LIKE TO TALK ABOUT
CHINA.
WE HAVE NO MORE COMPLICATED OR
CONSEQUENTIAL FOREIGN
RELATIONSHIP THAN THE ONE WITH
CHINA.
IT IS A HUGE MARKET FOR AMERICAN
EVER CULTURAL GOODS.
IT IS A POTENTIAL PARTNER IN
DEALING WITH CLIMATE CHANGE IN
NORTH KOREA TO BE IN A VIDEO
TONIGHT, PRESIDENT TRUMP AGAIN
LAMED IT FOR THE CORONAVIRUS,
SAYING CHINA WILL PAY.
VICE PRESIDENT PENCE, HOW WOULD
YOU DESCRIBE OUR FUNDAMENTAL
RELATIONSHIP WITH CHINA?
COMPETITORS, ADVERSARIES,
ENEMIES?
YOU HAVE TWO MINUTES.
VICE PRES. PENCE: THANK YOU,
SUSAN.
LET ME SPEAK TO VOTING RECORDS,
IF I CAN.
EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT NAFTA COST
LITERALLY THOUSANDS OF AMERICAN
FACTORIES TO CLOSE.
WE SAW OWNER MOTIVE JOBS GO
SOUTH OF THE BORDER.
— AUTOMOTIVE JOBS GO SOUTH.
PRESIDENT TRUMP SOUGHT TO
RENEGOTIATE NAFTA.
THE AMERICAN PEOPLE DESERVE TO
KNOW, SENATOR KAMALA HARRIS WAS
ONE OF ONLY 10 MEMOS OF THE
SENATE TO VOTE AGAINST THE USMCA
.
IT WAS A HUGE WIN FOR AMERICAN
AUTOWORKERS.
IT WAS A HUGE WIN FOR AMERICAN
FARMERS, ESPECIALLY DAIRY IN THE
UPPER MIDWEST.
BUT SENATOR, YOU SAID HE DIDN'T
GO FAR ENOUGH ON CLIMATE CHANGE,
THAT YOU PUT YOUR RADICAL
ENVIRONMENTAL AGENDA AHEAD OF
AMERICAN AUTOWORKERS AND HEAD OF
AMERICAN JOBS.
THE AMERICAN PEOPLE DESERVE TO
KNOW THAT.
THAT'S PROBABLY WHY NEWSWEEK
MAGAZINE SAID THAT KAMALA HARRIS
WAS THE MOST LIBERAL MEMBER OF
THE UNITED STATES SENATE IN
2019.
OR LIBERAL THAN BERNIE SANDERS,
MORE LIBERAL THAN ANYONE IN THE
UNITED STATES SENATE.
WITH REGARD TO CHINA, SUSAN,
FIRST AND FOREMOST, CHINA IS TO
BLAME FOR THE CORONAVIRUS.
AND PRESIDENT TRUMP IS NOT HAPPY
ABOUT IT.
HE HAS MADE THAT VERY CLEAR.
HE MADE IT CLEAR AGAIN TODAY.
CHINA AND THE WORLD HELP
ORGANIZATION — WORLD HEALTH
ORGANIZATION DID NOT PLAY
STRAIGHT WITH THE AMERICAN
PEOPLE.
HE LED OUR PERSONNEL INTO CHINA
TO GET INFORMATION UNTIL THE
MIDDLE OF FEBRUARY.
FORTUNATELY, PRESIDENT TRUMP,
STANDING UP TO CHINA, THEY'VE
BEEN TAKING A OF AMERICA FOR
DECADES, IN THE WAKE OF JOE
BIDEN'S CHEERLEADING FOR CHINA,
PRESIDENT TRUMP MADE THAT
DECISION BEFORE THE END OF
JANUARY TO SUSPEND ALL TRAVEL
FROM CHINA.
AND AGAIN, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE
DESERVE TO KNOW, JOE BIDEN
OPPOSED PRESIDENT TRUMP'S
DECISION TO SUSPEND ALL TRAVEL
FROM CHINA.
HE SAID IT WAS HYSTERICAL.
SUSAN: THANK YOU, VICE PRESIDENT
TRUMP.
— VICE PRESIDENT AND'S.
— VICE PRESIDENTPENCE.
THINK YOU.
SENATOR HARRIS, LET ME ASK YOU
THE SAME QUESTION, HOW WOULD YOU
DESCRIBE OUR FUNDAMENTAL
RELATIONSHIP WITH CHINA?
RE: COMPETITORS, ADVERSARIES,
ENEMIES?
YOU WILL HAVE TWO MINUTES
UNINTERRUPTED.
SEN. HARRIS: SUSAN, THE TRUMP
ADMINISTRATION'S PERSPECTIVE AND
APPROACH TO CHINA HAS RESULTED
IN THE LOSS OF AMERICAN LIVES,
AMERICAN JOBS, AND AMERICA'S
STANDING.
THERE IS A WEIRD OBSESSION THAT
PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS HAD WITH
GETTING RID OF WHATEVER
ACCOMPLISHMENT WAS ACHIEVED BY
PRESIDENT OBAMA AND VICE
PRESIDENT BIDEN.
FOR EXAMPLE, THEY CREATED WITHIN
THE WHITE HOUSE AND OFFICE THAT
BASICALLY WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR
MONITORING PANDEMICS.
THEY GOT RID OF IT.
THERE WAS A TEAM OF DISEASE
EXPERTS THAT PRESIDENT OBAMA AND
VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN DISPATCHED
TO CHINA TO MONITOR WHAT IS NOW
PREDICTABLE AND WHAT MIGHT
HAPPEN.
THEY PULLED THEM OUT.
WE NOW ARE LOOKING AT 210,000
AMERICANS WHO HAVE LOST THEIR
LIVES.
LET'S LOOK AT THE JOB SITUATION.
WE'VE MENTIONED BEFORE THE TRADE
DEAL, THE TRADE WAR, THEY WANTED
TO CALL IT, WITH CHINA.
RESULTED IN THE LOSS OF OVER 300
MANUFACTURING JOBS, AND A
MANUFACTURING RECESSION.
AND THE AMERICANS CONSUMER PAY
THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS MORE FOR
GOODS BECAUSE OF THAT FAILED WAR
THAT THEY CALLED IT.
LET'S TALK ABOUT STANDING.
PEW, A REPUTABLE RESEARCH FIRM,
HAS DONE AN ANALYSIS THAT SHOWS
THAT LEADERS OF ALL OF OUR
FORMALLY ALLIED COUNTRIES HAVE
NOW DECIDED THAT THEY HOLD IN
GREATER ESTEEM AND RESPECT XI
JINPING, THE HEAD OF THE CHINESE
COMMONEST PARTY, THAN THEY DO
DONALD TRUMP COME THE PRESIDENT
OF THE UNITED STATES, THE
COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE UNITED
STATES.
THIS IS WHERE WE ARE TODAY,
BECAUSE OF A FAILURE OF
LEADERSHIP BY THIS
ADMINISTRATION.
SUSAN: SENATOR HARRIS, WE HAVE
SEEN CHANGES IN THE ROLE OF THE
UNITED STATES IN TERMS OF GLOBAL
LEADERSHIP OVER THE PAST FOUR
YEARS.
AND OF COURSE TALKS DO CHANGE.
WE SEEM TO STRAINS WITH CHINA,
AS THE VICE PRESIDENT MENTION.
WE SEEN STRAINS WITH OUR NATO
ALLIES AND ELSEWHERE.
WHAT IS YOUR DEFINITION OF THE
ROLE OF AMERICAN LEADERSHIP IN
2020?
SEN. HARRIS: I LOVE TALKING WITH
JOE ABOUT A LOT OF THESE ISSUES.
I THINK JOE SAID IT QUITE WELL.
HE SAID FOREIGN POLICY MIGHT
SOUND COMPLICATED, BUT REALLY
IT'S RELATIONSHIPS.
JUST THINK ABOUT IT AS
RELATIONSHIPS.
WE KNOW THIS IN OUR PERSONAL AND
PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIPS.
YOU'VE GOT TO KEEP YOUR WORD TO
YOUR FRIENDS.
YOU GOT TO BE LOYAL WITH YOUR
FRIENDS.
PEOPLE WHO HAVE STOOD WITH YOU,
YOU'VE GOT TO STAND WITH THEM.
GOT TO KNOW YOUR ADVERSARIES
ARE, AND KEEP THEM IN CHECK.
WHAT WE HAVE SEEN WITH DONALD
TRUMP IS THAT HE HAS BETRAYED
OUR FRIENDS, AND EMBRACED
DICTATORS AROUND THE WORLD.
LET'S TAKE, FOR EXAMPLE, RUSSIA.
I SERVE ON THE INTELLIGENCE
COMMITTEE OF THE UNITED STATES
SENATE.
AMERICA'S INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY
TOLD US RUSSIA INTERFERED IN THE
ELECTION OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE
UNITED STATES IN 2016 AND IS
TRYING IN 2020.
THE DIRECTOR OF THE FBI SAID THE
SAME.
DONALD TRUMP, THE
COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF, FIRST TO
TAKE THE WORD OF VLADIMIR PUTIN
OVER THE WORD OF THE AMERICAN
INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY.
YOU LOOK AT OUR FRIENDS AT NATO.
HE HAS WALKED AWAY FROM
AGREEMENTS.
LOOK AT THE IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL,
WHICH NOW HAS PUT US IN A
POSITION WHERE WE ARE LESS SAFE
BECAUSE THEY ARE BUILDING UP
WHAT MIGHT END UP BEING A
SIGNIFICANT NUCLEAR ARSENAL.
WE WERE IN THAT DEAL, WE WERE IN
THE IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL WITH
FRIENDS AND ALLIES AROUND THE
COUNTRY GAMUT –, AND BECAUSE OF
DONALD TRUMP'S UNILATERAL
APPROACH TO FOREIGN POLICY,
COUPLED WITH HIS ISOLATIONISM,
HE PULLED US OUT AND HAS MADE
AMERICA LESS SAFE.
SO SUSAN, IT'S ABOUT
RELATIONSHIPS.
THE THING THAT HAS ALWAYS BEEN
PART OF THE STRENGTH OF OUR
NATION, IN ADDITION TO OUR GREAT
MILITARY, HAS BEEN THAT WE KEEP
OUR WORD.
DONALD TRUMP DOESN'T UNDERSTAND
THAT, BECAUSE HE DOESN'T
UNDERSTAND WHAT IT MEANS TO BE
HONEST.
SUSAN: THANK YOU, SENATOR
HARRIS.
LET ME GIVE YOU A CHANCE TO
RESPOND.
VICE PRES. PENCE: PRESIDENT
TRUMP KEPT HIS WORD ON MOVING
THE CAPITAL OF ISRAEL.
WE STOOD STRONG WITH OUR ALLIES.
WE HAVE BEEN DEMANDING.
NATO IS NOW CONTRIBUTING OR TO
OUR COMMON DEFENSE THAN EVER
BEFORE THANKS TO PRESIDENT
TRUMP'S EATER SHIP.
WE STRENGTHENED ALLIANCES ACROSS
THE ASIA PACIFIC, AND WE HAVE
STOOD STRONG AGAINST THOSE WHO
WOULD DO US HARM.
PRESIDENT TRUMP CAME INTO
OFFICE, ISIS HAD CAPTURED AN
AREA OF THE MIDDLE EAST THE SIZE
OF PENNSYLVANIA.
PRESIDENT TRUMP UNLEASHED
AMERICAN MILITARY AND OUR ARMED
FORCES DESTROY THE ISIS
CALIPHATE AND TOOK DOWN THEIR
LEADER, AL-BAGHDADI, WITHOUT ONE
AMERICAN CASUALTY.
AL-BAGHDADI WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR
THE DEATH OF THOUSANDS.
NOTABLY AMERICA'S HEARTS ARE
WITH THE FAMILY OF KAYLA MUELLER
.
TODAY, TWO OF THE ISIS KILLERS
RESPONSIBLE FOR HER MURDER WERE
BROUGHT TO JUSTICE IN THE UNITED
STATES.
JIHADI JOHN WAS KILLED ON THE
FIELD OF BATTLE.
THE REALITY IS WHEN JOE BIDEN
WAS VICE PRESIDENT, WE HAD AN
OPPORTUNITY TO SAVE
KAYLAMUELLER.
THE MILITARY CAME INTO THE OVAL
OFFICE, PRESENTED A PLAN AND
SAID THEY KNEW WHERE KAYLA WAS.
AL-BAGHDADI HAD HELD HER FOR 18
MONTHS AND ABUSED HER
MERCILESSLY BEFORE THEY KILLED
HER.
WHEN JOE BIDEN WAS VICE
PRESIDENT, THEY HESITATED FOR A
MONTH, AND WIND ARMED FORCES
FINALLY WENT IN, IT WAS CLEAR
SHE HAD BEEN MOVED TWO DAYS
EARLIER, AND HER FAMILY SAYS,
AND IT BROKE THE HEART OF EVERY
AMERICAN, IT THEY BELIEVE IF
PRESIDENT HAD BEEN PRESIDENT SHE
WOULD BE ALIVE TODAY.
BUT WE DESTROYED THE ISIS
CALIPHATE.
THE LAST ADMINISTRATION
TRANSFERRED 1.8 GOING DOLLARS TO
THE LEADING STATE SPONSOR OF
TERRORISM.
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP GOT US
OUT OF THE DEAL AND WHEN
SOLEMANI WAS TRAVELING TO
BAGHDAD, PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP
TOOK HIM OUT.
AMERICA IS SAFER AND OUR ALLIES
ARE SAFER.
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP WILL
NEVER TAKE ACTION —
SUSAN: I WOULD LIKE TO GIVE
SENATOR HARRIS A CHANCE TO
RESPOND BUT NOT AT SUCH GREAT
LENGTH.
SEN. HARRIS: BUT I WOULD LIKE
EQUAL TIME.
FIRST OF ALL, TUESDAYMUELLER
FAMILY — TO THE MUELLER FAMILY,
I KNOW ABOUT YOUR DAUGHTER'S
CASE, AND I'M SO SORRY, WHAT
HAPPENED TO HER IS AWFUL, AND IT
SHOULD HAVE NEVER HAPPENED.
AND I KNOW JOE FEELS THE SAME
WAY.
AND I KNOW THAT PRESIDENT OBAMA
FEELS THE SAME WAY.
BUT YOU MENTIONED SOLEMANI.
LET'S START THERE.
AFTER THE STRIKE ON SOLEMANI,
THERE WAS A COUNTER STRIKE ON
OUR TROOPS IN IRAQ.
AND THEY SUFFERED SERIOUS BRAIN
INJURIES HIM AND YOU KNOW WHAT
DONALD TRUMP DISMISSED THEM AS?
HEADACHES.
THIS IS ABOUT A PATTERN OF
DONALD TRUMP, WHERE HE HAS
REFERRED TO OUR MEN WHO ARE
SERVING IN OUR MILITARY AS
SUCKERS AND LOSERS.
DONALD TRUMP, WHO WENT TO
ARLINGTON CEMETERY AND STOOD
ABOVE THE GRAVES OF OUR FALLEN
HEROES AND SAID, WHAT'S IN IT
FOR THEM?
BECAUSE, OF COURSE, HE ONLY
THINKS ABOUT WHAT'S IN IT FOR
HIM.
LET'S TAKE WHAT HE SAID ABOUT
JOHN MCCAIN, A GREAT AMERICAN
HERO, AND DONALD TRUMP SAYS COME
HE DOESN'T DESERVE TO BE CALLED
A HERO BECAUSE HE WAS A PRISONER
OF WAR.
THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT, WHEN YOU
WANT TO TALK ABOUT WHO IS THE
CURRENT
SEN. HARRIS: PUBLIC REPORTING
THAT RUSSIA HAS BOUNTIES ON THE
HEADS OF AMERICAN SOLDIERS.
YOU KNOW WHAT A BOUNTY IS?
SOMEBODY PUTS A PRICE ON YOUR
HEAD AND THEY WILL PAY IT IF YOU
ARE KILLED.
DONALD TRUMP HAD TALKED AT LEAST
SIX TIMES TWO VLADIMIR PUTIN AND
NEVER — TO VLADIMIR PUTIN AND
NEVER BROUGHT UP THE SUBJECT.
JOE BIDEN WOULD NEVER DO THAT.
JOE BIDEN WOULD HOLD RUSSIA TO
ACCOUNT FOR ANY THREAT TO OUR
NATION'S SECURITY OR TO OUR
TROOPS WHO ARE SACRIFICING THEIR
LIVES FOR THE SAKE OF OUR
DEMOCRACY AND OUR SAFETY.
SUSAN: THANK YOU, SENATOR
HARRIS.
THIS IS SUCH AN IMPORTANT ISSUE
BUT WE HAVE OTHER IMPORTANT
ISSUES AS WELL.
VICE PRES. PENCE: I REALLY HAVE
TO RESPOND TO THAT.
SUSAN: 15 SECONDS.
VICE PRES. PENCE: I WILL TAKE
LONGER THAN THAT.
SUSAN: I'M SORRY, VICE
PRESIDENT.
YOU HAVE HAD MORE TIME THEN SHE
HAS HAD SO FAR.
VICE PRES. PENCE: — REGARDING
MEN AND WOMEN OF OUR ARMED
FORCES —
SUSAN: I'M SORRY BUT —
VICE PRES. PENCE: MY SON IS A
CAPTAIN IN THE UNITED STATES
MARINE CORPS, MY SON-IN-LAW IS
IN THE UNITED STATES NAVY.
I CAN ASSURE ALL OF YOU WITH
SONS AND DAUGHTERS SERVING IN
THE MILITARY, PRESIDENT DONALD
TRUMP REVERES ALL OF THOSE WHO
SERVE IN OUR ARMED SERVICES AND
THOSE WHO SUGGEST OTHERWISE ARE
RIDICULOUS.
[CROSSTALK]
VICE PRES. PENCE: THE AMERICAN
PEOPLE DESERVE TO KNOW — THE
AMERICAN PEOPLE DESERVE TO KNOW,
JOE BIDEN —
SUSAN: YOUR CAMPAIGN AGREED TO
THE RULES FOR TONIGHT'S DEBATE.
I AM HERE TO ENFORCE THEM, WHICH
INVOLVES MOVING FROM ONE TOPIC
TO ANOTHER, GIVING ROUGHLY EQUAL
TIME TO BOTH OF YOU, WHICH IS
WHAT I AM TRYING VERY HARD TO
DO.
I WANT TO MOVE TO THE NEXT TOPIC
WHICH IS AN IMPORTANT ONE, AS
THE LAST TOPIC WAS, AND THAT IS
THE SUPREME COURT.
ON MONDAY, THE SENATE JUDICIARY
COMMITTEE WAS SCHEDULED TO OPEN
HEARINGS ON AMY CONEY BARRETT'S
NOMINATION TO THE SUPREME COURT.
SENATOR HARRIS, YOU WILL BE
THERE AS A MEMBER OF THE
COMMITTEE.
HER CONFIRMATION WOULD CEMENT
THE COURT'S CONSERVATIVE
MAJORITY AND MAKE IT MORE LIKELY
TO OVERTURNING THE ROE V. WADE
RULING.
ACCESS TO ABORTION WOULD BE UP
TO THE STATES.
VICE PRESIDENT PENCE, YOU ARE
THE FORMER GOVERNOR OF INDIANA.
IF ROE V. WADE IS OVERTURNED,
WHAT WOULD YOU WANT INDIANA TO
DO?
WOULD YOU WANT YOUR HOME STATE
TO BAN ALL ABORTIONS?
YOU HAVE TWO MINUTES
UNINTERRUPTED.
VICE PRES. PENCE: I WILL USE A
LITTLE BIT OF MY TIME TO RESPOND
TO THAT IMPORTANT ISSUE BEFORE.
THE AMERICAN PEOPLE DESERVE TO
KNOW THAT THE IRANIAN GENERAL,
SOLEMANI, WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR
THE DEATHS OF HUNDREDS OF
AMERICAN SERVICE MEMBERS.
WHEN THE OPPORTUNITY CAME, WE
SAW HIM HEADED TO BAGHDAD TO
KILL MORE AMERICANS, AND
PRESIDENT TRUMP DID NOT
HESITATE.
BECAUSE IN SOLEMANI IS GONE.
— COST SOME SOLEMANI — NOW
SOLEIMANI IS GONE.
THEY CRITICIZED TAKING OUT
SOLEMANI.
IT IS INEXTRICABLE.
WITH REGARD TO JOE BIDEN, IT IS
EXPENDABLE.
JOE BIDEN OPPOSED THE RAID
AGAINST OSAMA BIN LADEN.
IT IS ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL THAT
WE HAVE A COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF WHO
WILL NOT HESITATE TO ACT TO
PROTECT AMERICAN LIVES AND TO
PROTECT AMERICAN SERVICEMEMBERS,
AND THAT IS WHAT YOU HAVE AN
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP.
WITH REGARD TO THE SUPREME COURT
OF THE UNITED STATES, LET ME SAY
, PRESIDENT TRUMP AND I COULD
NOT BE MORE ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT
THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE JUDGE AMY
CONEY BARRETT BECOME JUSTICE AMY
CONEY BARRETT.
SHE IS A BRILLIANT WOMAN, AND
SHE WILL BRING A LIFETIME OF
EXPERIENCE AND A SIZABLE
AMERICAN FAMILY TO THE SUPREME
COURT OF THE UNITED STATES.
AND OUR HOPE IS IN THE HEARING
NEXT WEEK, UNLIKE JUSTICE
KAVANAUGH RECEIVED WITH
TREATMENT FROM YOU AND OTHERS,
WE HOPE SHE GETS A FAIR HEARING,
AND WE PARTICULARLY HOPE THAT WE
DO NOT SEE THE KIND OF ATTACKS
ON HER CHRISTIAN FAITH THAT WE
SAW BEFORE.
THE DEMOCRATIC CHAIRMAN OF THE
JUDICIARY COMMITTEE BEFORE, WHEN
JUDGE BARRETT WAS BEING
CONFIRMED FOR THE COURT OF
APPEALS, EXPRESSED CONCERN THAT
THE DOGMA OF HER FAITH LIVED
LOUDLY IN HER.
DURBIN OF ILLINOIS SAID IT WAS A
CONCERN.
ONE OF OUR JUDICIAL NOMINEES,
YOU ACTUALLY ATTACKED — YOU
WERE A MEMBER OF THE CATHOLIC
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, JUST
BECAUSE THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
HOLDS PRO-LIFE VIEWS.
SUSAN: THANK YOU.
YOUR TIME IS UP.
THANK YOU, VICE PRESIDENT PENCE.
VICE PRES. PENCE: — JUDGE AMY
CONEY BARRETT WILL BE RESPECTED

SUSAN: THANK YOU, MR. VICE
PRESIDENT.
SENATOR HARRIS, YOU ARE THE
SENATOR FROM A FORMER ATTORNEY
GENERAL OF CALIFORNIA.
LET ME ASK YOU A PARALLEL
QUESTION TO THE WHEN I POSED TO
THE VICE PRESIDENT.
IF ROE V. WADE IS OVERTURNED,
WHAT WOULD YOU WANT CALIFORNIA
TO DO?
WOULD YOU WANT YOUR HOME STATE
TO ENACT NO RESTRICTIONS ON YOUR
ACCESS TO ABORTION?
YOU HAVE TWO MINUTES
UNINTERRUPTED.
SEN. HARRIS: JOE BIDEN AND I ARE
BOTH PEOPLE OF FAITH.
IT IS INSULTING TO SUGGEST THAT
WE WOULD KNOCK ANYONE FOR THEIR
FAITH.
IN FACT, JOE, IF ELECTED, WOULD
BE ONLY THE SECOND PRACTICING
CATHOLIC AS PRESIDENT OF THE
UNITED STATES.
ON THE ISSUE OF THIS NOMINATION,
JOE AND I ARE VERY CLEAR — AS
ARE THE MAJORITY OF THE AMERICAN
PEOPLE — WE ARE 27 DAYS BEFORE
THE DECISION ABOUT WHO WILL BE
THE NEXT PRESIDENT IN THE UNITED
STATES, AND BEFORE, WHEN THIS
CONVERSATION HAS COME UP, IT'S
THEN ABOUT ELECTION TIME.
WE ARE LITERALLY IN AN ELECTION.
OVER 4 MILLION PEOPLE HAVE
VOTED.
PEOPLE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF
VOTING RIGHT NOW.
SO JOE HAS BEEN VERY CLEAR, AS
THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE, THAT
THE AMERICAN PEOPLE FILL THAT
SEAT IN THE WHITE HOUSE AND THEN
WE WILL FILL THAT SEAT ON THE
UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT.
TO THAT POINT, THE ISSUES BEFORE
US COULD NOT BE MORE SERIOUS.
THERE IS THE ISSUE OF CHOICE,
AND I WILL ALWAYS FIGHT FOR A
WOMAN'S RIGHT TO MAKE A DECISION
ABOUT HER OWN BODY.
IT SHOULD BE HER DECISION, NOT
THAT OF DONALD TRUMP AND MIKE
PENCE.
LET'S LOOK AT WHAT ALSO IS
BEFORE THE COURT, THE AFFORDABLE
CARE ACT.
LITERALLY, IN THE MIDST OF A
PUBLIC HEALTH PANDEMIC, WHEN
OVER 210,000 PEOPLE HAVE DIED,
AND 7 MILLION PEOPLE PROBABLY
HAVE WHAT WILL BE IN THE FUTURE
CONSIDERED A PRE-EXISTING
CONDITION BECAUSE YOU CONTRACTED
THE VIRUS, DONALD TRUMP IS IN
COURT RIGHT NOW TRYING TO GET
RID OF THE.
AND I SAID IT BEFORE AND IT
BEARS REPEATING, THIS MEANS THAT
THERE WILL BE NO MORE
PROTECTION, IF THEY WIN, FOR
PEOPLE WITH PRE-EXISTING
CONDITIONS.
THIS MEANS THAT OVER 20 MILLION
PEOPLE WILL LOSE YOUR COVERAGE.
IT MEANS THAT IF YOU ARE UNDER
THE AGE OF 26, YOU CANNOT STAY
ON YOUR PARENTS COVERAGE
ANYMORE.
AND HERE IS THE THING.
THE CONTRAST COULD NOT BE MORE
CLEAR.
THEY ARE TRYING TO GET RID OF
THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT.
JOE BIDEN IS SAYING LET'S EXPAND
COVERAGE, GIVE YOU A CHOICE OF A
PRIVATE OPTION, BRING DOWN
PREMIUMS, LOWER MEDICARE
ELIGIBILITY TO 60.
THAT IS TRUE LEADERSHIP.
SUSAN: YOU MENTIONED EARLIER
VICE PRESIDENT PENCE SAID THE
PRESIDENT WAS COMMITTED TO
MAINTAINING PROTECTIONS FOR
PEOPLE WITH PRE-EXISTING
CONDITIONS.
BUT YOU DO HAVE THIS COURT CASE
THAT YOU ARE SUPPORTING, YOUR
ADMINISTRATION IS SUPPORTING,
THAT WOULD STRIKE DOWN THE
AFFORDABLE CARE ACT.
PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS HE IS GOING
TO PROTECT PEOPLE WITH
PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS, BUT HE
HAS NOT EXPLAINED HOW HE WOULD
DO THAT AND IT WAS ONE OF THE
TOUGHEST KNOTS — NUTS TO CRACK.
HOW WOULD YOUR ADMINISTRATION
PROTECT PEOPLE WITH PRE-EXISTING
CONDITIONS, HAVE ACCESS TO
INSURANCE, IF THE AFFORDABLE
CARE ACT IS STRUCK DOWN?
VICE PRES. PENCE: LET ME JUST
SAY, ADDRESSING YOUR FIRST
QUESTION, I COULD NOT BE MORE
PROUD TO SERVE AS VICE PRESIDENT
TO A PRESIDENT WHO STANDS
WITHOUT APOLOGY FOR THE SANCTITY
OF HUMAN LIFE.
I AM PRO-LIFE.
I DON'T APOLOGIZE FOR IT.
AND THIS IS ANOTHER ONE OF THOSE
CASES WHERE THERE IS SUCH A
DRAMATIC CONTRAST.
JOE BIDEN AND KAMALA HARRIS
SUPPORT TAXPAYER FUNDING OF
ABORTION ALL THE WAY UP TO THE
MOMENT OF BIRTH.
LATE TERM ABORTION.
THEY WANT TO INCREASE FUNDING TO
PLANNED PARENTHOOD IN AMERICA.
FOR OUR PART, I WOULD NEVER
PRESUME HOW JUDGE AMY CONEY
BARRETT WOULD RULE ON THE
SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED
STATES, BUT WE WILL CONTINUE TO
STAND STRONG FOR THE RIGHT TO
LIFE.
WHEN YOU SPEAK ABOUT THE SUPREME
COURT, I THINK THE AMERICAN
PEOPLE REALLY DESERVE AN ANSWER,
SENATOR HARRIS.
ARE YOU AND JOE BIDEN GOING TO
PACK THE COURT IF JUDGE AMY
CONEY BARRETT IS CONFIRMED?
29 VACANCIES ON THE SUPREME
COURT DURING PRESIDENTIAL
ELECTION YEARS FROM GEORGE
WASHINGTON TO BARACK OBAMA,
PRESIDENTS HAVE NOMINATED IN ALL
29 CASES, BUT YOUR PARTY IS
ACTUALLY OPENLY ADVOCATING
ADDING SEATS TO THE SUPREME
COURT, WHICH HAS HAD NINE SEATS
FOR 150 YEARS, IF YOU DON'T GET
YOUR WAY.
THIS IS A CLASSIC CASE IF YOU
CANNOT WIN BY THE RULES, YOU
WILL CHANGE THE RULES.
YOU HAVE REFUSED TO ANSWER THE
QUESTION.
JOE BIDEN HAS REFUSED TO ANSWER
THE QUESTION.
THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WOULD REALLY
LIKE TO KNOW IF JUDGE AMY CONEY
BARRETT IS CONFIRMED TO THIS ARE
PAYING PART OF THE UNITED
STATES, ARE YOU AND JOE BIDEN,
IF YOU SOMEHOW WIN THIS
ELECTION, GOING TO PACK THE
SUPREME COURT TO GET YOUR WAY?
SEN. HARRIS: I'M SO GLAD WE WENT
THROUGH A LITTLE HISTORY LESSON.
LET'S DO THAT A LITTLE MORE.
IN 1864 —
VICE PRES. PENCE: I CAN ANSWER
THE QUESTION —
SEN. HARRIS: I'M SPEAKING.
IN 1864, ONE OF THE I THINK
POLITICAL HEROES, I ASSUME FOR
YOU ALSO, MR. VICE PRESIDENT, IS
ABRAHAM LINCOLN.
HE WAS UP FOR REELECTION.
IT WAS 27 DAYS BEFORE THE
ELECTION AND A SEAT BECAME OPEN
ON THE UNITED STATES SUPREME
COURT.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S PARTY WAS IN
CHARGE NOT ONLY OF THE WHITE
HOUSE, BUT THE SENATE.
BUT HONEST ABE SAID, "IT'S NOT
THE RIGHT THING TO DO.
THE AMERICAN PEOPLE DESERVE TO
MAKE THE DECISION ABOUT WHO WILL
BE THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE
UNITED STATES, AND THEN THAT
PERSON CAN SELECT WHO WILL SERVE
FOR A LIFETIME ON THE HIGHEST
COURT OF OUR LAND."
AND SO, JOE AND I ARE VERY CLEAR
, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE VOTING
RIGHT NOW, AND IT SHOULD BE
THERE DECISION ABOUT WHO WILL
SERVE ON THIS MOST IMPORTANT
BODY FOR A LIFETIME.
SUSAN: THANK YOU.
SENATOR HARRIS —
VICE PRES. PENCE: PEOPLE ARE
VOTING RIGHT NOW.
THEY WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF YOU
AND JOE BIDEN WILL PACK THE
SUPREME COURT IF YOU DO NOT GET
YOUR WAY IN THIS NOMINATION.
SEN. HARRIS: LET'S TALK ABOUT —
VICE PRES. PENCE: NONANSWER.
JOE BIDEN GAVE A NONANSWER.
SEN. HARRIS: I'M TRYING TO
ANSWER YOU NOW.
VICE PRES. PENCE: THE STRAIGHT
ANSWER IS THEY ARE GOING TO PACK
THE SUPREME COURT.
IF THEY SOMEHOW WIN THIS
ELECTION.
MEN AND WOMEN, I — CHERISH OUR
SUPREME COURT.
CHERISH THE SEPARATION OF
POWERS.
YOU NEED TO REJECT THE
BIDEN-HARRIS TICKET, COME
NOVEMBER 3, REELECT PRESIDENT
TRUMP, WHO WILL STAND BY THAT.
SEN. HARRIS: LET'S TALK ABOUT
PACKING THE COURT.
I'M ABOUT TO.
SO THE TRUMP-PENCE
ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN — AS
YOU MENTIONED.
I HAVE WITNESSED THE
APPOINTMENTS FOR FIVE-TIME
APPOINTMENTS TO THE FEDERAL
COURTS — LIFETIME APPOINTMENTS
TO THE FEDERAL COURTS, PEOPLE
WHO ARE COMPLETELY
IDEOLOGICAL, PEOPLE WHO ARE
FOUND TO BE NOT COMPETENT OR
SUBSTANDARD.
AND DO YOU KNOW THAT OF THE 50
PEOPLE WHO PRESIDENT TRUMP
APPOINTED TO THE COURT OF
APPEALS FOR LIFETIME
APPOINTMENTS, NOT ONE IS BLACK?
THIS IS WHAT THEY HAVE BEEN
DOING.
YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT PACKING A
COURT, LET'S HAVE THAT
DISCUSSION.
SUSAN: THANK YOU, SENATOR.
LET'S GO ON AND TALK ABOUT THE
ISSUE OF RACIAL JUSTICE.
VICE PRES. PENCE: I WANT THE
RECORD TO REFLECT SHE NEVER
ANSWERED THE QUESTION.
MAYBE IN THE NEXT DEBATE, JOE
BIDEN WILL ANSWER THE QUESTION
BUT I THINK THE AMERICAN PEOPLE
KNOW THE ANSWER.
SUSAN: IN MARCH, BREONNA TAYLOR,
A 20 SIX-YEAR-OLD EMERGENCY
TECHNICIAN IN LOUISVILLE, WAS
SHOT AND KILLED AFTER POLICE
OFFICERS EXECUTING A SEARCH
WARRANT BROKE INTO HER
APARTMENT.
POLICE SAID THEY IDENTIFIED
THEMSELVES.
TAYLOR'S BOYFRIEND SAID HE DID
NOT HEAR THEM DO THAT.
HE USED A GUN REGISTERED TO HIM
TO FIRE A SHOT WHICH WOUNDED AN
OFFICER.
THE OFFICERS FIRED MORE THAN 20
ROUNDS INTO THE APARTMENT.
THEY SAY THEY WERE ACTING IN
SELF-DEFENSE.
NONE OF THEM HAVE BEEN INDICTED
IN CONNECTION WITH HER DEATH.
SENATOR HARRIS, IN THE CASE OF
BREONNA TAYLOR, WAS JUSTICE
DONE?
YOU HAVE TWO MINUTES.
SEN. HARRIS: I DON'T BELIEVE SO.
I HAVE TALKED WITH BREONNA
TAYLOR'S MOTHER AND HER FAMILY,
AND HER FAMILY DESERVES JUSTICE.
SHE WAS A BEAUTIFUL YOUNG WOMAN.
SHE HAD AS HER LIFE GOAL TO
BECOME A NURSE AND SHE WANTED TO
BECOME AN EMT.
SO SHE COULD SAVE LIVES.
AND HER LIFE WAS TAKEN,
UNJUSTIFIABLY, TRAGICALLY, AND
VIOLENTLY.
IT BRINGS ME TO, YOU KNOW, THE
EIGHT MINUTES AND 46 SECONDS
THAT AMERICA WITNESSED DURING
WHICH AN AMERICAN MAN WAS
TORTURED AND KILLED UNDER THE
KNEE OF AN ARMED, UNIFORMED
POLICE OFFICER.
AND PEOPLE AROUND OUR COUNTRY OF
EVERY RACE, OF EVERY AGE, OF
EVERY GENDER, PERFECT STRANGERS
TO EACH OTHER, MARCHED SHOULDER
TO SHOULDER, ARM IN ARM,
FIGHTING FOR US TO FINALLY
ACHIEVE THAT IDEAL OF EQUAL
JUSTICE UNDER LAW, AND I WAS A
PART OF THOSE PEACEFUL PROTESTS.
AND I BELIEVE STRONGLY THAT,
FIRST OF ALL, WE ARE NEVER GOING
TO CONDONE VIOLENCE, BUT WE
ALWAYS MUST FIGHT FOR THE VALUES
THAT WE HOLD DEAR, INCLUDING THE
FIGHT TO ACHIEVE OUR IDEALS.
THAT'S WHY JOE BIDEN AND I HAVE
SET ON THIS SUBJECT, LOOK, I AM
A FORMER CAREER PROSECUTOR. I
KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT.
WE NEED REFORM OF OUR POLICING
IN AMERICA AND OUR CRIMINAL
JUSTICE SYSTEM, WHICH IS WHY JOE
AND I WILL IMMEDIATELY BAN
CHOKEHOLDS AND CAROTID HOLD'S.
— HOLDS.
WE WILL REQUIRE A NATIONAL
REGISTRY FOR POLICE OFFICERS WHO
BREAK THE LAW.
WE WILL ON THE ISSUE OF CRIMINAL
JUSTICE REFORM GET RID OF
PRIVATE PRISONS AND CASH BAIL.
AND WE WILL DECRIMINALIZE
MARIJUANA AND WE WILL EXPUNGE
THE RECORDS OF THOSE WHO HAVE
BEEN CONVICTED OF MARIJUANA —
SUSAN: THANK YOU, SENATOR.
SEN. HARRIS: — ON A TRAGIC
ISSUE OF UNARMED BLACK PEOPLE IN
AMERICA —
SUSAN: THANK YOU, SENATOR
HARRIS.
VICE PRESIDENT PENCE, LET ME
POSE THE SAME QUESTION TO YOU.
IN THE CASE OF BREONNA TAYLOR,
WAS JUSTICE DONE?
YOU HAVE TWO MINUTES ON
INTERRUPTED.
— ON INTERRUPTED — UN
INTERRUPTED.
VICE PRES. PENCE: OUR HEART
BREAKS FOR LOSS OF ANY
AMERICAN LIFE AND THEY HAVE OUR
SYMPATHIES.
I TRUST OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM, A
GRAND JURY THAT REFUSED THE
EVIDENCE.
IT IS REMARKABLE THAT AS A
FORMER PROSECUTOR, YOU WOULD
ASSUME THAT A GRAND JURY LOOKING
AT ALL THE EVIDENCE GOT IT
WRONG, BUT YOU ARE ENTITLED TO
EURO OPINION, SENATOR.
WITH REGARD TO GEORGE FLOYD,
THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR WHAT
HAPPENED TO GEORGE FLOYD.
JUSTICE WILL BE SERVED.
THERE IS ALSO NO EXCUSE FOR THE
RIOTING AND LOOTING THAT
FOLLOWED.
I MEAN, IT REALLY IS
ASTONISHING.
SHE IS WITH US HERE TONIGHT IN
SALT LAKE CITY.
A FEW WEEKS AGO, I STOOD AT WHAT
USED TO BE HER SALON.
IT WAS BURNED TO THE GROUND BY
RIOTERS AND LOOTERS, AND SHE IS
STILL TRYING TO PUT HER LIFE
BACK TOGETHER.
THIS PRESUMPTION THAT YOU HEAR
CONSISTENTLY FROM JOE BIDEN AND
KAMALA HARRIS THAT AMERICA IS
SYSTEMICALLY RACIST, AND THAT AS
JOE BIDEN SAYS, HE BELIEVES LAW
ENFORCEMENT HAS AN IMPLICIT BIAS
AGAINST MINORITIES, IT'S A GREAT
INSULT TO THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO
SERVED IN LAW-ENFORCEMENT.
I WANT EVERYONE TO KNOW WHO PUTS
ON THE UNIFORM OF LAW
ENFORCEMENT EVERY DAY THAT
PRESIDENT TRUMP AND I STAND WITH
YOU.
IT IS REMARKABLE THAT WHEN
SENATOR TIM SCOTT TRIED TO PASS
THE POLICE REFORM BILL, BROUGHT
TOGETHER A GROUP OF REPUBLICANS
AND DEMOCRATS, SENATOR HARRIS,
YOU GOT UP AND WALKED OUT OF THE
ROOM, AND THEN YOU FILIBUSTERED
TIM SCOTT'S BILL ON THE SENATE
FLOOR THAT WOULD HAVE PROVIDED
NEW ACCOUNTABILITY, NEW
RESOURCES, BUT WE DON'T HAVE TO
CHOOSE BETWEEN SUPPORTING LAW
ENFORCEMENT, AND SUPPORTING OUR
AFRICAN-AMERICAN NEIGHBORS AND
ALL OF OUR MINORITIES.
UNDER PRESIDENT TRUMP'S
LEADERSHIP, WE ALWAYS STAND WITH
LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND WE WILL DO
WHAT WE —
SUSAN: THANK YOU, YOUR TIME IS
UP.
VICE PRES. PENCE: — IMPROVE THE
LIVES OF AFRICAN-AMERICANS
— FIGHT FOR SCHOOL CHOICE.
SEN. HARRIS: I WOULD LIKE TO
RESPOND.
I WILL NOT SIT HERE AND BE
LECTURED BY THE VICE PRESIDENT
ON WHAT IT MEANS TO ENFORCE THE
LAWS OF OUR COUNTRY.
I AM THE ONLY ONE ON THIS STAGE
WHO HAS PERSONALLY PROSECUTED
EVERYTHING FROM CHILD SEXUAL
ASSAULT TO HOMICIDE.
I AM THE ONLY ONE ON THIS STAGE
WHO PROSECUTED THE BIG
BANKS FOR TAKING ADVANTAGE OF
AMERICA'S HOMEOWNERS.
I AM THE ONLY ONE ON THIS STAGE
WHO PROSECUTED FOR-PROFIT
COLLEGES FOR TAKING ADVANTAGE OF
OUR VETERANS.
AND THE REALITY OF THIS IS THAT
WE ARE TALKING ABOUT AN ELECTION
IN 27 DAYS WHERE LAST WEEK, THE
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
— IN FRONT OF 70 MILLION
AMERICANS AND REFUSED TO CONDEMN
WHITE SUPREMACISTS.
VICE PRES. PENCE: NOT TRUE.
SEN. HARRIS: IT WAS NOT LIKE HE
DID NOT HAVE A CHANCE.
HE DID NOT DO IT.
AND THEN HE DOUBLED DOWN.
AND THEN HE SAID, WHEN PRESSED,
STAND BACK.
STANDBY.
THIS IS A PART OF A PATTERN OF
DONALD TRUMP'S.
HE CALLED MEXICANS RAPISTS AND
CRIMINALS.
HE INSTITUTED, AS HIS FIRST ACT,
A MUSLIM BAN.
HE, ON THE ISSUE OF
CHARLOTTESVILLE, WHERE PEOPLE
WERE PEACEFULLY PROTESTING THE
NEED FOR RACIAL JUSTICE, WHERE A
YOUNG WOMAN WAS KILLED, AND ON
THE OTHER SIDE, THERE WERE
NEO-NAZIS CARRYING TIKI TORCHES,
SHOUTING RACIAL EPITHETS,
ANTI-SEMITIC SLURS, AND DONALD
TRUMP, WHEN ASKED ABOUT IT, SAID
"THERE WERE FINE PEOPLE ON BOTH
SIDES."
THIS IS WHO WE HAVE AS A
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
IN AMERICA, YOU DESERVE BETTER.
GO BY THEN WILL BE A PRESIDENT
WHO BRINGS OUR COUNTRY TOGETHER
AND RECOGNIZES — JOE BIDEN WILL
BE A PRESIDENT WHO BRINGS OUR
COUNTRY TOGETHER.
SUSAN: LET ME GIVE YOU A MINUTE
TO RESPOND.
VICE PRES. PENCE: THANK YOU,
SUSAN.
I APPRECIATE THAT VERY MUCH.
YOU KNOW, I THINK THIS IS ONE OF
THE THINGS THAT MAKES PEOPLE
DISLIKE THE MEDIA SO MUCH IN
THIS COUNTRY, SUSAN.
IS THAT YOU SELECTIVELY EDIT,
JUST LIKE SENATOR HARRIS DID,
COMMENTS THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP
AND I AND OTHERS ON OUR SIDE OF
THE AISLE MAKE.
I MEAN, SENATOR HARRIS
CONVENIENTLY OMITTED, AFTER THE
PRESIDENT MADE COMMENTS ABOUT
PEOPLE ON EITHER SIDE OF THE
DEBATE OVER MONUMENTS, HE
CONDEMNED THE KKK, NEO-NAZIS,
AND WHITE SUPREMACISTS, AND HAS
DONE SO REPEATEDLY.
YOUR CONCERN THAT HE DOES NOT
CONDEMN YOUR NAZIS — PRESIDENT
TRUMP HAS JEWISH GRANDCHILDREN.
HIS DAUGHTER AND SON-IN-LAW ARE
JEWISH.
THIS IS A PRESIDENT WHO RESPECTS
AND CHERISHES ALL OF THE
AMERICAN PEOPLE.
BUT YOU TALK ABOUT HAVING
PERSONALLY PROSECUTED — I'M
GLAD YOU BROUGHT UP YOUR RECORD,
SENATOR.
SEN. HARRIS: THANK YOU.
VICE PRES. PENCE: I REALLY NEED
TO MAKE THIS POINT.
WHEN YOU WERE DA IN SAN
FRANCISCO, WHEN YOU LEFT OFFICE,
AFRICAN-AMERICANS WERE 19 TIMES
MORE LIKELY TO BE PROSECUTED FOR
MINOR DRUG OFFENSES THAN WHITES
AND HISPANICS.
WHEN YOU WERE ATTORNEY GENERAL
OF CALIFORNIA, YOU INCREASED THE
DISPROPORTIONATE INCARCERATION
OF BLACKS IN CALIFORNIA.
YOU DID NOTHING ON CRIMINAL
JUSTICE REFORM IN CALIFORNIA.
YOU DID NOT LIFT A FINGER TO
PASS THE FIRST STEP ACT ON
CAPITOL HILL.
THE REALITY IS, YOUR RECORD
SPEAKS FOR ITSELF.
PRESIDENT TRUMP AND I HAVE
FOUGHT FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE
REFORM —
SUSAN: THANK YOU, VICE
PRESIDENT.
VICE PRES. PENCE: — FOR
AFRICAN-AMERICANS AND WE WILL DO
IT —
SUSAN: THERE IS NO MORE
IMPORTANT ISSUE THAN THE FINAL
ISSUE THAT WE ARE GOING TO TALK
ABOUT TONIGHT, AND THAT IS THE
ISSUE OF THE ELECTION.
SEN. HARRIS: HE ATTACKED MY
RECORD.
I WOULD LIKE AN OPPORTUNITY TO
RESPOND.
SUSAN: LET ME GIVE YOU 30
SECONDS BECAUSE WE ARE RUNNING
OUT OF TIME.
SEN. HARRIS: I APPRECIATE THAT.
FIRST OF ALL, HAVING SERVED AS
THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE
STATE OF CALIFORNIA, THE WORK
THAT I DID IS A MODEL OF WHAT
OUR NATION NEEDS TO DO, AND WE
WILL BE ABLE TO DO UNDER A JOE
BIDEN PRESIDENCY.
OUR AGENDA INCLUDES WHAT THIS
ADMINISTRATION HAS FAILED TO DO.
IT WILL BE ABOUT NOT ONLY
INSTITUTING A BAN ON CHOKEHOLDS
AND CAROTID HOLDS —
SUSAN: THESE ARE POINTS YOU MADE
EARLIER IN THE HOUR.
I WOULD LIKE TO TALK ABOUT THE
ELECTION ITSELF —
SEN. HARRIS: I WANT TO TALK
ABOUT THE CONNECTION BETWEEN
WHAT JOE AND I WILL DO IN MY
RECORD, WHICH INCLUDES — I WAS
THE FIRST STATEWIDE OFFICER TO
INSTITUTE A REQUIREMENT THAT MY
AGENTS WOULD WEAR BODY CAMERAS
AND KEEP THEM ON FULL TIME.
WE WERE THE FIRST TO INITIATE A
REQUIREMENT THAT THERE WOULD BE
TRAINING FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ON
IMPLICIT BIAS.
JOE BIDEN AND I RECOGNIZE THAT
IMPLICIT BIAS DOES EXIST, MR.
VICE PRESIDENT, CONTRARY TO WHAT
YOU MAY BELIEVE.
WE DID THE WORK OF INSTITUTING
REFORMS THAT WERE ABOUT
INVESTING IN REENTRY.
THIS IS THE WORK WE HAVE DONE IN
THE WORK WE WILL DO GOING
FORWARD, AND AGAIN, I WILL NOT
BE LECTURED BY THE VICE
PRESIDENT ON OUR RECORD OF WHAT
WE HAVE DONE IN TERMS OF LAW
ENFORCEMENT AND KEEPING OUR
COMMUNITIES SAFE AND A
COMMITMENT TO REFORMING THE
CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM OF
AMERICA.
SUSAN: THANK YOU.
I WOULD LIKE YOU TO RESPOND
FIRST TO THE QUESTION ON OUR
FINAL TOPIC, THE ELECTION
ITSELF.
PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS SEVERAL
TIMES REFUSED TO COMMIT HIMSELF
TO A PEACEFUL TRANSFER OF POWER
AFTER THE ELECTION.
IF YOUR TICKET WHENS AND —
WINS, AND PRESIDENT TRUMP
REFUSES TO ACCEPT A PEACEFUL
TRANSFER OF POWER, WHAT STEPS
WOULD YOU AND VICE PRESIDENT
BIDEN THEN TAKE?
WHAT WOULD HAPPEN NEXT?
YOU HAVE TWO MINUTES.
SEN. HARRIS: I WILL TELL YOU,
JOE AND I ARE PARTICULARLY PROUD
OF THE COALITION THAT WE BUILT
AROUND OUR CAMPAIGN.
WE PROBABLY HAVE ONE OF THE
BROADEST COALITIONS THAT YOU
HAVE EVER SEEN IN A PRESIDENTIAL
RACE.
WE HAVE THE SUPPORT OF
DEMOCRATS, BUT ALSO INDEPENDENTS
AND REPUBLICANS.
IN FACT, SEVEN MEMBERS OF
PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH'S
CANDIDATE ARE SUPPORTING OUR
TICKET.
WE HAVE THE SUPPORT OF COLIN
POWELL, CINDY MCCAIN, JOHN
KASICH, OVER 500 GENERALS,
RETIRED GENERALS, AND FORMER
NATIONAL SECURITY EXPERTS AND
ADVISORS, ARE SUPPORTING OUR
CAMPAIGN.
I BELIEVE THEY ARE DOING THAT
BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT JOE BIDEN
HAS A DEEP, DEEP SEATED
COMMITMENT TO FIGHT FOR OUR
DEMOCRACY AND TO FIGHT FOR THE
INTEGRITY OF OUR DEMOCRACY AND
TO BRING INTEGRITY BACK TO THE
WHITE HOUSE.
SO WE BELIEVE IN THE AMERICAN
PEOPLE.
WE BELIEVE IN OUR DEMOCRACY.
HERE IS WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO SAY
TO EVERYBODY.
VOTE.
PLEASE VOTE.
VOTE EARLY.
COME UP WITH A PLAN TO VOTE.
GO TO IWILLVOTE.COM.
YOU CAN ALSO GO TO JOEBIDEN.COM.
WE HAVE THE POWER TO MAKE THE
DECISION ABOUT WHAT WILL BE THE
COURSE OF OUR COUNTRY FOR THE
NEXT FOUR YEARS.
AND IT IS WITHIN OUR POWER, AND
IF WE USE OUR VOTE AND WE USE
OUR VOICE, WE WILL WIN, AND WE
WILL NOT LET ANYBODY SUBVERT OUR
DEMOCRACY WITH WHAT DONALD TRUMP
HAS BEEN DOING, AS HE DID ON THE
DEBATE STAGE LAST WEEK, WHEN
AGAIN, IN FRONT OF 70 MILLION
PEOPLE, HE OPENLY ATTEMPTED TO
SUPPRESS THE VOTE.
JOE BIDEN, ON THE OTHER HAND, ON
THAT SAME DEBATE STAGE, BECAUSE
DONALD TRUMP DOES NOT THINK
ECONOMIC RECORD, JOE BIDEN SAID,
HEY, VOTE.
PLEASE VOTE.
SUSAN: THANK YOU, SENATOR.
PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS SEVERAL
TIMES REFUSED TO COMMIT HIMSELF
TO A PEACEFUL TRANSFER OF POWER
AFTER THE ELECTION.
IF VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN IS
DECLARED THE WINNER AND
PRESIDENT TRUMP REFUSES TO
ACCEPT A PEACEFUL TRANSFER OF
POWER, WHAT WOULD BE YOUR ROLE
AND RESPONSIBILITY AS VICE
PRESIDENT?
WHAT WOULD YOU PERSONALLY DO?
YOU HAVE TWO MINUTES.
VICE PRES. PENCE: SUSAN, FIRST
AND FOREMOST, I THINK WE ARE
GOING TO WIN THIS ELECTION
BECAUSE WHILE JOE BIDEN AND
KAMALA HARRIS RATTLE OFF A
LITANY OF THE ESTABLISHMENT IN
WASHINGTON, D.C. AND THE
ESTABLISHMENT JOE BIDEN HAS BEEN
PART OF FOR 47 YEARS, PRESIDENT
DONALD TRUMP HAS LAUNCHED A
MOVEMENT OF EVERYDAY AMERICANS
FROM EVERY WALK OF LIFE.
AND I HAVE EVERY CONFIDENCE THAT
THE SAME AMERICANS WHO DELIVERED
THAT HISTORIC VICTORY IN 2016,
THEY SEE THIS PRESIDENT'S RECORD
WHERE WE REBUILD OUR MILITARY,
REVIVED OUR ECONOMY THROUGH TAX
CUTS AND ROLLING BACK
REGULATIONS, FIGHTING FOR FAIR
TRADE, UNLEASHING AMERICAN
ENERGY.
THE APPOINTED CONSERVATIVES TO
OUR FEDERAL COURTS AT EVERY
LEVEL.
AND WE STOOD WITH THE MEN AND
WOMEN OF LAW ENFORCEMENT EVERY
SINGLE DAY AND THAT MOVEMENT OF
AMERICANS HAS ONLY GROWN
STRONGER IN THE LAST FOUR YEARS.
WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT ACCEPTING
THE OUTCOME OF THE ELECTION, I
MUST TELL YOU, SENATOR, YOUR
PARTY SPENT THE LAST 3.5 YEARS
TRYING TO OVERTURN THE RESULTS
OF THE LAST ELECTION.
IT'S AMAZING.
WHEN JOE BIDEN WAS VICE
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES,
THE FBI ACTUALLY SPIED ON
PRESIDENT TRUMP AND MY CAMPAIGN.
THERE WERE DOCUMENTS RELEASED
THIS WEEK THAT THE CIA ACTUALLY
MADE A REFERRAL TO THE FBI
DOCUMENTING THAT THOSE
ALLEGATIONS WERE COMING FROM THE
HILLARY CLINTON CAMPAIGN.
WE HAVE ALL SEEN THE AVALANCHE,
WHAT YOU PUT THE COUNTRY THROUGH
FOR THE BETTER PART OF THREE
YEARS UNTIL IT WAS FOUND THERE
WAS NO OBSTRUCTION, NO
COLLUSION, CASE CLOSED.
AND THEN SENATOR HARRIS, YOU AND
YOUR COLLEAGUES IN THE CONGRESS
TRIED TO IMPEACH THE PRESIDENT
OF THE UNITED STATES OVER A
PHONE CALL.
AND NOW, HILLARY CLINTON SAID TO
JOE BIDEN THAT IN HER WORDS,
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, SHOULD
HE CONCEDE THE ACTION.
I THINK WE ARE GOING TO WIN THIS
ELECTION.
PRESIDENT I ARE FIGHTING TO
PREVENT JOE BIDEN AND KAMALA
HARRIS FROM CHANGING THE RULES
AND CREATING THIS UNIVERSAL
MAIL-IN VOTING THAT WILL CREATE
A MASSIVE OPPORTUNITY FOR VOTER
FRAUD.
WE HAVE A FREE AND FAIR
ELECTION.
WE HAVE CONFIDENCE IN IT.
I BELIEVE IN ALL MY HEART THAT
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP WILL BE
REELECTED FOR FOUR MORE YEARS.
SUSAN: I HAVE ASKED ALL THE
QUESTIONS — I HAVE WRITTEN ALL
THE QUESTIONS I ASKED TONIGHT,
BUT FOR THE FINAL QUESTION, I
WOULD LIKE TO READ A QUESTION
SOMEONE ELSE WROTE.
YOU ASKED STUDENTS IN THE STATE
TO ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT THEY
WOULD LIKE TO ASK YOU AND I WANT
TO CLOSE TONIGHT'S DEBATE WITH A
QUESTION POSED BY BROWN, AN
EIGHTH GRADER AT SPRINGVILLE
HIGH IN UTAH.
"WHEN I WATCH THE NEWS, ALL I
SEE IS ARGUING BETWEEN DEMOCRATS
AND REPUBLICANS.
WHEN I WATCH THE NEWS, ALL I SEE
IS CITIZENS FIGHTING AGAINST
CITIZENS.
WHEN I WATCH THE NEWS, ALL I SEE
ARE TWO CANDIDATES FROM OPPOSING
PARTIES TRYING TO TEAR EACH
OTHER DOWN.
IF OUR LEADERS CANNOT GET ALONG,
HOW ARE THE CITIZENS SUPPOSED TO
GET ALONG?"
AND THEN SHE ADDED, "YOUR
EXAMPLES COULD MAKE ALL THE
DIFFERENCE TO BRING US
TOGETHER."
SO TO EACH OF YOU IN TURN, I
WOULD LIKE YOU TO TAKE ONE
MINUTE AND RESPOND TO HER.
VICE PRESIDENT PENCE, YOU HAVE
ONE MINUTE.
VICE PRES. PENCE: THAT'S A
WONDERFUL QUESTION.
AND LET ME JUST COMMEND YOU FOR
TAKING AN INTEREST IN PUBLIC
LIFE.
I STARTED FOLLOWING THE NEWS
WHEN I WAS VERY YOUNG.
AND IN AMERICA, WE BELIEVE IN A
FREE AND OPEN EXCHANGE OF
DEBATE.
AND WE CELEBRATE THAT.
IT'S HOW WE CREATED THE
FREEST AND MOST PROSPEROUS
NATION IN THE HISTORY OF THE
WORLD.
I WOULD TELL YOU THAT — DON'T
ASSUME THAT WHAT YOU ARE SEEING
ON YOUR LOCAL NEWS NETWORKS IS
SYNONYMOUS WITH THE AMERICAN
PEOPLE.
I LOOK AT THE RELATIONSHIP
BETWEEN JUSTICE RUTH BADER
GINSBURG, THE LATE JUSTICE WHO
WE JUST LOST IN THE SUPREME
COURT, AND THE LATE JUSTICE
ANTONIN SCALIA.
THEY WERE ON POLAR OPPOSITES ON
THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED
STATES.
ONE VERY LIBERAL, ONE VERY
CONSERVATIVE.
WHAT HAS BEEN LEARNED SINCE HER
PASSING WAS THE TWO OF THEM AND
THEIR FAMILIES WERE THE CLOSEST
OF FRIENDS.
HERE IN AMERICA, WE CAN
DISAGREE, WE CAN DEBATE
VIGOROUSLY, AS SENATOR HARRIS
AND I HAVE ON THIS STAGE TONIGHT
, BUT WHEN THE DEBATE IS OVER,
WE COME TOGETHER AS AMERICANS.
THAT IS WHAT PEOPLE DO IN BIG
CITIES AND SMALL TOWNS ACROSS
THIS COUNTRY.
I WANT TO ENCOURAGE YOU.
I WANT TO TELL YOU THAT WE WILL
WORK EVERY DAY TO HAVE A
GOVERNMENT AS GOOD AS ITS
PEOPLE.
THE AMERICAN PEOPLE EACH AND
EVERYDAY LOVE OF THE DEBATE.
WE LOVE A GOOD ARGUMENT.
BUT WE ALWAYS COME TOGETHER AND
WE ARE ALWAYS THERE FOR ONE
ANOTHER IN TIMES OF NEED, AND WE
HAVE ESPECIALLY LEARNED THAT
THROUGH THE DIFFICULTIES OF THIS
YEAR.
SUSAN: SENATOR HARRIS, WHAT
WOULD YOU SAY?
SEN. HARRIS: FIRST OF ALL, I
LOVE HEARING FROM OUR YOUNG
LEADERS.
WHEN I HEAR HER WORDS, WHEN I
HEAR YOUR WORDS, I KNOW OUR
FUTURE IS BRIGHT BECAUSE IT IS
THAT PERSPECTIVE ON WHO WE ARE
AND WHO WE SHOULD BE.
THAT IS A SIGN OF LEADERSHIP AND
IT IS SOMETHING WE SHOULD ALL
ASPIRE TO BE.
THAT BRINGS ME TO JOE.
JOE BIDEN, ONE OF THE REASONS
JOE DECIDED TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT
IS AFTER CHARLOTTESVILLE, WHICH
WE TALKED ABOUT EARLIER, IT HAS
TROUBLED HIM AND UPSET HIM LIKE
HE DID ALL OF US THAT THERE WAS
THAT KIND OF HATE AND DIVISION.
WHAT PROPELLED JOE TO RUN FOR
PRESIDENT WAS TO SEE THAT OVER
THE COURSE OF THE LAST FOUR
YEARS, WHAT SHE DESCRIBED HAS
BEEN HAPPENING.
JOE HAS A LONG-STANDING
REPUTATION OF WORKING ACROSS THE
AISLE, WORKING IN A BIPARTISAN
WAY.
THAT IS WHAT HE'S GOING TO DO AS
PRESIDENT.
JOE BIDEN HAS A HISTORY OF
LIFTING PEOPLE UP AND FIGHTING
FOR THEIR DIGNITY.
I MEAN, YOU HAVE TO KNOW JOSEPH
STORY TO KNOW THAT JOE HAS —
JOE'S STORY TO KNOW THAT JOE HAS
KNOWN SUFFERING, PAIN, AND LOVE.
YOU THINK ABOUT THE FUTURE, I DO
BELIEVE THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT,
AND IT WILL BE BECAUSE OF YOUR
LEADERSHIP, AND IT WILL BE
BECAUSE WE FIGHT FOR EACH
PERSON'S VOICE, THROUGH THEIR
VOTE, AND WE GET ENGAGED IN THIS
ELECTION BECAUSE YOU HAVE THE
ABILITY THROUGH YOUR WORK AND
THROUGH EVENTUALLY YOUR VOTE TO
DETERMINE THE FUTURE OF OUR
COUNTRY AND WHAT ITS LEADERSHIP
LOOKS LIKE.
SUSAN: THANK YOU, SENATOR
HARRIS.
THANK YOU, VICE PRESIDENT PENCE.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING WITH
US TONIGHT.
WE WANT TO THANK THE UNIVERSITY
OF UTAH FOR ITS HOSPITALITY.
MOST OF ALL, OUR THANKS TO ALL
THE AMERICANS WHO WATCHED THIS
DEBATE TONIGHT.
OUR BEST WISHES FOR A QUICK
RECOVERY TO PRESIDENT TRUMP, THE
FIRST LADY, AND EVERYONE WHO IS
BATTLING COVID-19.
THE SECOND PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE
IS NEXT WEEK ON OCTOBER 15, A
TOWN HALL STYLE DEBATE IN MIAMI.
WE HOPE YOU WILL JOIN US THEN.
GOOD EVENING.
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