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‘Felt sorry for Mike Pence’: Kamala Harris’ Indian uncle reacts to the vice-presidential debate – World News , Firstpost

Pence has an albatross round his neck — and that is Trump, mentioned 79-year-old Balachandran Gopalan, who watched the US election debate from New Delhi

'Felt sorry for Mike Pence': Kamala Harris' Indian uncle reacts to the vice-presidential debate

File picture of Kamala Harris. By Al Drago © 2020 The New York Times

Kamala Harris’ uncle again in India watched her vice-presidential debate with satisfaction on Thursday, feeling “a little sorry” for Mike Pence, who he mentioned got here up towards a better-qualified foe.

Kamala Harris’ uncle again in India watched her vice-presidential debate with satisfaction on Thursday, feeling “a little sorry” for Mike Pence, who he mentioned got here up towards a better-qualified foe.

“Expectations were too much of Kamala — ‘she’ll wipe the floor’, etc. But Pence has also been a Congressman knows how to debate. But Pence has an albatross around his neck — and that’s Trump,” Balachandran Gopalan, 79, advised AFP in New Delhi after the US election debate in Salt Lake City.

“I felt a little sorry for Pence. You can’t ask about the judiciary — she was on the judiciary committee, was attorney general, on Black Lives Matter she’s an expert, on the pandemic, he’s on weak ground,” the educational mentioned.

The debate noticed Harris name US President Donald Trump’s Covid-19 response a historic failure, in a pointed however largely civil dialogue in contrast with Trump’s chaotic confrontation with Joe Biden final week.

Harris, 55, was the primary black lawyer basic of California, the primary girl to carry the put up, and the primary South Asian American senator ever.

She was born in California in 1964 to a Jamaican father, economics professor John Harris, and breast most cancers specialist Shyamala Gopalan — Balachandran Gopalan’s late sister.

“My daughter in Washington watched (the debate), my sister in Toronto watched and my younger sister in Chennai also watched it,” the uncle mentioned Thursday.

“Her mother would have been happy for Kamala.”

“Although maybe Shyamala was far more impatient than Kamala at times,” he added. “I would not be shocked if Shyamala was the debater or within the viewers — she would have mentioned ‘what garbage are you speaking, vice-president’.

“But Kamala was kinder.”

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