Tim Kaine Interrupted Mike Pence 70 Times in Vice Presidential Debate
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(FARMVILLE, Va.) — Sen. Tim Kaine and Gov. Mike Pence clashed last night in a showdown that was full of disruptions.
An ABC News analysis of last night’s vice presidential debate found that both candidates topped Donald Trump’s total number of interruptions from last week’s presidential face-off.
Hillary Clinton’s running mate interrupted Pence a whopping 70 times Tuesday night, including 27 times in just the first 30 minutes. Meanwhile, Pence interrupted Kaine 40 times.
In comparison, Trump interrupted Clinton 39 times during last week’s debate vs. only nine times for Clinton.
Pence also spoke roughly two-and-a-half minutes longer than Kaine, similar to the three-minute gap between Trump and Clinton from the first presidential debate.
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