SALT LAKE CITY — Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris participated in a historic debate from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.
USA Today Washington bureau chief Susan Page moderated the debate from Kingsbury Hall at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.
See the highlights from Twitter below.
The #VPDebate2020 has come to a close. A debate of great promise was relegated to canned answers from both @VP & @KamalaHarris to ignored questions. Opportunity missed & once again the American people lost. No real winner and no great impact on the #election2020 - @DeseretNews— Boyd Matheson (@BoydMatheson) October 8, 2020
Seems to be a huge disconnect between questions asked at the #VPDebates & answers from @KamalaHarris and @vp - Both candidates are ignoring questions and hitting their "play" on random campaign soundbites. Moderator must demand more American people deserve better! @DeseretNews— Boyd Matheson (@BoydMatheson) October 8, 2020
Both @KamalaHarris & @VP are missing the point on China. 21st century leadership is about standing with allies & understanding the need for alliances -even with competitors. It applies to foreign policy & business. Understanding allies and alliances is crucial art. @DeseretNews— Boyd Matheson (@BoydMatheson) October 8, 2020
The #VPDebates has been more civil. But civility by having both @VP & @KamalaHarris not answer the questions & the moderator continually moving on is NOT adding value. We need crucial conversations not avoiding conversations. the art of the follow up question. @DeseretNews— Boyd Matheson (@BoydMatheson) October 8, 2020
Clear contrast in what reality looks like at #VPDebate2020 Both @VP and @KamalaHarris had good moments and some misses in round 1. 2nd round begins with both NOT answering the question. Question about VP role went back to COVID and personal story. Bad sign - @DeseretNews @utpol— Boyd Matheson (@BoydMatheson) October 8, 2020
.@GovHerbert tells @VP Mike Pence pool that he feels 'safe,' says, 'they have done everything they needed to do and probably more to make sure there's a safe environment for not just the debate participants but the audience and everyone working here.' #utpol— DNews Politics (@DNewsPolitics) October 8, 2020
The American people want to know what these candidates in the #VPDebates are for-everyone knows what you are against. If @VP spends too much time defending and promoting Pres. Trump - he loses. If @KamalaHarris spends too much time attacking Pres. Trump -she loses. @DeseretNews— Boyd Matheson (@BoydMatheson) October 8, 2020
Thirty minutes to go tim3 on #VPDebate - @RuthVWatkins Pres. of The host university of Utah with students before entering debate hall. The U gave all their allotted tickets to students! Because the future starts now! @DeseretNews pic.twitter.com/kMiT7Nc0Qd— Boyd Matheson (@BoydMatheson) October 8, 2020