When the final tally was calculated in the Vice Presidential debate, both candidates appeared to receive equal time. But moderator Susan Page leveraged the rules to sway American audiences toward Senator Kamala Harris by repeatedly interrupting and talking over Vice President Mike Pence. Such was not the case when the Democrat exceeded her time.
The subtle bias brought by the USA Today Washington bureau chief was best put on display in two ways. First, she was showered with a friendly interview after the debate by the leader in fake news — CNN — that repeatedly bashed Pence. Second, she failed to press Senator Harris on key voter concerns.
These are the issues Susan Page failed to put front and center for the American people.
1: Why Did You Not Vote “Yes” on the Green New Deal?
Page raised questions about the Biden-Harris version of the Green New Deal on the Democrats’ website. It’s an agreement brokered with the likes of socialists Senator Bernie Sanders and New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC). The published material differs extraordinarily little from the version voted on by the U.S. Senate. While Page pointed out that Harris was, in fact, a co-sponsor of the original bill with AOC, Page pulled back and did not ask why she did not vote in favor of passing her own legislation.
When Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnel gave liberals a floor vote on the Green New Deal, not a single Democrat voted to pass it. Harris voted “present.” The legislation was nothing more than a publicity stunt designed to garner liberal extremists and climate alarmists’ votes.
2: Won’t Repealing Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Result in Higher Taxes?
The moderator was obviously willing to let Harris have her cake and eat it too. The California senator falsely claimed that the ticket’s climate change initiatives wouldn’t result in higher taxes, despite costing a minimum of $2 trillion. Joe Biden and Harris argue that increasing taxes on those making over $400,000 would pay the bill.
But out the other side of their mouths, the pair have gone on the record saying they will absolutely repeal President Donald Trump’s signature accomplishment. The law reduced or eliminated taxes for low-income families and spurred unprecedented job and wage growth. Page refused to call B.S. Fortunately, V.P. Pence put Harris on the spot. If the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act helped get Americans back to work and cause poverty to plummet to the lowest rate in recorded history, eliminating the law is bad for working families.
3: Moderator Avoided Harris-Biden Record On Middle East
Both Senator Harris and former Vice President Joe Biden consistently criticized and disagreed with the Trump-Pence Administration on Middle East foreign policy. Harris and Biden denounced moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem even though the Obama Administration made that promise and didn’t follow through. The current administration recently brokered the first Middle East peace agreements in decades. The key to peace was exiting the Iran nuclear deal and isolating the rogue regime.
The moderator steered away from asking about the rise of ISIS when Biden led Middle East foreign policy, failure to keep the embassy promise, and declined to ask questions about Harris and Biden openly stating they would return America to the failed Iran policies of the past. Why? Because highlighting Harris’s advocacy for those failures put Trump-Pence success on full display for voters.