The vice presidential debate is scheduled for October 7 at The University of Utah in Salt Lake City — and quite frankly, we’ve all been waiting for this.
During her presidential run, Harris took part in five Democratic primary debates. At times the former prosecutor dominated the arguments, even bringing former vice president Joe Biden to his knees during an exchange regarding the busing program.
“You also worked … to oppose busing. And, you know, there was a little girl in California who was part of the second class to integrate her public schools, and she was bused to school every day. And that little girl was me,” she told Biden.
“I did not oppose busing in America. What I opposed is busing ordered by the Department of Education. That’s what I opposed,” Biden bit back, but it was too late. The debate sparked criticism over Biden’s past when it came to matters of racial disparity. He was eventually able to claw back his popularity, and Harris dropped out of the race in December.
She is now his running mate.
Harris is a crucial component of Biden’s team, as at times, he struggles to keep his cool when confronted head-on. Harris’s calm demeanor and legal prowess make her a formidable opponent for the uber lax (and most times, lacking in knowledge) Pence-Trump duo.
Sadly, we may only get to see Harris flex her debate skills once. Vice presidential candidates are only slated to debate once while presidential candidates Trump and Biden are scheduled to debate three times.