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CBS News 7 Oct 2020

Mike Pence and Kamala Harris face off in first and only vice presidential debate

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Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris squared off in the first and only vice presidential debate Wednesday in Salt Lake City, Utah. The two sparred over a number of issues including the coronavirus pandemic, health care, the vacancy in the Supreme Court, and climate change. CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey Burns, CBS News political correspondent Ed O'Keefe, and CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett joined Elaine Quijano for a special edition of "Red and Blue" to break down the debate.


Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris meet in Salt Lake City for the Vice Presidential Debate.
Vice President Mike Pence touts the economic recovery in his first speech since Vice Presidential debate.
In normal times, vice presidential debates don't matter much. But in an election year as unpredictable as 2020, everything is magnified, and Wednesday's debate between Republican Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic nominee Kamala Harris was no exception.
Watch the Vice Presidential debate between Democratic candidate Kamala Harris and Republican Mike Pence with less than a month to go before the US election.

The key theme was coronavirus - with Ms Harris saying that the American people "have witnessed what is the greatest failure of any presidential administration in the history of our country."

Vice President Pence insisted President Trump had always put the country first.

But a third presence on the podium proved the main distraction.

Watch the debate in full here.

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