Indian American Democratic VP nominee says debate provided clear contrast between Trump and Biden.
Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris has accused President Donald Trump of having “denigrated” the office of the presidency during the first debate with his challenger Joe Biden.
“I think that the American people deserve to have an ability to compare and contrast the candidates,” the Indian American senator said on CBS after the debate in Cleveland, Ohio Tuesday.
“And I think tonight provided a very clear contrast,” she said referring to the combative debate where the two contenders called each other names and exchanged insults.
“On the one hand, you have Joe Biden who looked into the camera, who spoke to the American people continuously, who understood who was important on that stage, which is American families,” Harris said of the former vice president.
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“And then you have Donald Trump, who really I think really denigrated the office of the president of the United States as much as he has done over the course of the last four years,” she added.
Harris also defended Biden for dodging a question about whether he supports getting rid of the filibuster and expanding the Supreme Court should Democrats win the White House and the Senate
Biden, she said, was right to keep the focus on the current battle over Republicans’ efforts to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett so close to Election Day.
Harris’ comments followed a grueling 90-minute debate between Trump and Biden, the first of three slated for the next few weeks.
Harris Monday slammed Trump and the Republican Party for trying to ‘rush’ a Supreme Court appointment before the elections without regard for the desires of the American people.
“President Trump and his party don’t care. They just want to jam this nomination through as fast as they can,” she said during remarks in North Carolina, as reported by ABC News.
“It’s called raw power,” she said calling Trump’s effort to fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s chair a contradiction of Ginsburg’s dying wish to be replaced by the next president.