Often Overlooked Vice Presidential Debate Now In The Spotlight
The VP debate in Utah may also cover succession, as President Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden are both in their 70s.
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. From Salt Lake City, moderated by Susan Page, Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris discuss climate change, racial tensions, pro-life/pro-choice issues, 'packing the court,' their respective running mates' health status, and more in the 2020 Vice Presidential Debate. - via Newsmax TV's live debate coverage
For breaking news & expert analysis, 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. Vice President Pence and Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala D. Harris confronted one another at the first and only vice-presidential debate on Oct. 7.