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The First And Only Vice Presidential Debate -- We'll Discuss The Issues

Oct 8, 2020


  On this edition of Your Call, we’re getting your take on the first and only vice presidential debate.

Nine months into the COVID crisis, cases are rising in 39 states. Over 212,000 people in the US have died. Kamala Harris called the Trump administration's response, which has been led by Mike Pence, the greatest presidential failure in US history.

For much of the debate, both candidates refused to answer questions by changing the subject, and Mike Pence lied about greenhouse gas emissions rising under Trump and several of Joe Biden's plans. We'll discuss the issues.

Guests:

Dave Levinthal, senior Washington correspondent for Business Insider

John Nichols, national affairs correspondent at The Nation and author of many books, including The Fight for the Soul of the Democratic Party: The Enduring Legacy of Henry Wallace’s Anti-Fascist, Anti-Racist Politics

Web Resources: 

The New York Times: Full Analysis of the Pence-Harris VP Debate 

The Nation, John Nichols: Kamala Harris Called Out Covid Lies and Guilty Men

Business Insider, Tom LoBianco: Mike Pence's evolution as a debater from 1990 to 2016