In all likelihood, Vice President Kamala Harris will not be asked to participate in a debate until the third quarter of next year. With that said, she is still paying close attention to what is taking place on the debate stage in the Republican primary race. On Wednesday, several candidates, including Mike Pence, Nikki Haley, Ron DeSantis, Chris Christie, Tim Scott and Vivek Ramaswamy, met in Milwaukee for the first debate of the upcoming election cycle. After two hours of discussion, Harris was far from impressed with the performance of any candidate.
“No one on stage ‘won’ tonight’s debate,” she stated.
“Instead, the American people heard how much they stand to lose from an extremist agenda. One by one, each extremist Republican candidate laid out a vision for an America that is less fair, less free and less safe.”
Despite the disdain of the Vice President, many, if not all, of the candidates featured throughout the first debate will be on hand when the next debate takes place in Simi Valley, California next month. At this time, it is unclear if former President Donald Trump will participate in the second debate.
A statement from @VP after tonight's #GOPDebate: "One by one, each extremist Republican candidate laid out a vision for an America that is less fair, less free, and less safe." pic.twitter.com/zeNbvE5qG9
— Stephen Michael (@stephenreports) August 24, 2023