Twitter Has Kamala Harris' Back During the VP Debate

See the best Twitter reactions to the vice-presidential debate between Kamala Harris and Mike Pence, including supportive tweets from Harris' family, here.

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On Wednesday, October 7, vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris took the stage in Salt Lake City, Utah, to debate against Vice President Mike Pence. The nation didn't know what to expect after last week's disaster, otherwise known as the first presidential debate, but it's safe to say things were a bit more...vice presidential tonight, and Twitter couldn't be more thrilled with Harris' debate performance. After all, it's a milestone in itself that a Black, South-Asian woman was on our TV screens tonight.

During the debate, Harris and Pence were separated by plexiglass after President Trump tested positive for COVID-19 last Friday. Both Senator Harris and Vice President Pence tested negative for COVID-19, but Harris' team demanded that proper safety protocols be in place. Naturally, the first topic of discussion was the COVID-19 pandemic that's killed over 210,000 Americans, and Harris reinforced the need for competent leadership that's been lacking under the Trump/Pence administration. That was only the beginning of Harris speaking truth to power throughout the night.

See the best reactions to Harris' VP debate performance, below.


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