Tuesday night’s vice presidential debate loaded with interruptions

Posted on: October 5th, 2016 by [email protected] No Comments

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump weren’t the focus of Tuesday night’s vice presidential debate but their policies and campaign promises were at the center of the face-off. The vice presidential contenders, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine and Indiana Governor Mike Pence, were the stars of the evening as they made their cases for their respective running mates. The debate was marked by interruptions. In fact, there were so many interruptions on both sides that CBSN’s Elaine Quijano, the debate’s moderator, was forced to intervene on a number of occasions. For instance, in what began as a segment with questions directed to both candidates on Syria, Kaine pivoted to attacking Trump’s temperament. “Let me tell you what would really make the Middle East dangerous: Donald Trump’s idea that more nations should get nuclear weapons,” Kaine argued. “Ronald Reagan said something really interesting about nuclear proliferation back in the 1980s. He said the problem with nuclear proliferation is that some fool or maniac could trigger a catastrophic event,” Kaine added. “And I think that’s who Governor Pence’s running mate is. Exactly who President Reagan warned us of,” Kaine said of Trump. “Oh, come on, Senator. Senator, that was even beneath you and Hillary Clinton,” Pence responded. “And that’s pretty low.”

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