Kamala Harris faces intense pressure, double standards leading into vice presidential debate

Kamala Harris faces intense pressure, double standards leading into vice presidential debate
Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA.), delivers remarks during a campaign event on August 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. - Michael A. McCoy/Getty Images North America/TNS

SAN JOSE, Calif. — With Donald Trump’s positive coronavirus test casting uncertainty on the final two presidential debates, the pressure is on for Kamala Harris to make the case to American voters that she and Joe Biden belong in the White House when she faces off Wednesday night with Mike Pence in the only vice presidential debate of the election.Suddenly, this debate matters much more than it did prediagnosis. And those who know and study the California senator say Harris will arrive at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City having done her homework.“I can tell you she is studious and prep...

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