Scott Walker is Acting as Kamala Harris’ Stand-In for Pence’s Debate Prep and Everyone is Laughing Hysterically
I’m going to try to write this without laughing, so here goes…
Former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will serve as a stand-in for Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) during practice sessions with Vice President Mike Pence in preparation for the vice-presidential debate that’s scheduled for October 7, The Washington Post and LGBTQNation report.
That’s according to two sources familiar with the goings-on who spoke on conditions of anonymity. Then the Post contacted Walker by phone Thursday but he declined to comment about working with Pence.
“All I can say is that I worked with him four years ago and was happy to help,” Walker said. “That’s it.”
Okay, I made it this far, but this comment from LGBTQNation writer Bill Browning cracked me up:
“Mother likely approves — especially since Walker helped Pence prepare in 2016,” he noted. “Long-term monogamous relationships are important to far-right Christians who don’t have pool boys.”
Pence is likely a teetotaler and he’s said in the past that he refuses to be alone in a room with a woman who isn’t his wife and won’t attend events if mother (his wife Karen) isn’t with him. Most folks think the debate with Harris, who’s a former prosecutor, will be a trainwreck for Pence. Because it almost certainly will.
In an interview alongside Joe Biden, Harris was asked what she thought about Pence’s remarks that he was looking forward to the debates, and that led Browning to note:
“The look Harris gave as she responded is the same look Democrats have been wearing since she was nominated,” he wrote, then quoted ABC reported David Muir, who said:
“He says he’s looking forward to seeing you on the debate stage more than anyone could imagine.”
“Oh good,” she replied, looking like the cat that caught the canary, per Browning. “Me too.”
“Oh, I’m looking forward to seeing him. Absolutely,” Harris added.
Walker and Pence are notedly anti-LGBTQ and Walker has done some particularly sneaky things like trying to circumvent the Supreme Court by calling for a constitutional amendment that allowed individual states to ban marriage equality. He’s known to have called the SCOTUS’s decision on marriage equality “a grave mistake.”
So it’s in this spirit that we hope Harris gives Pence good reason to worry during the debate, which will be held at the University of Utah.
Twitter had a field day:
Really needed a good laugh today and Scott Walker pretending to be Kamala Harris definitely did it. He’s not in her league. Not close.
— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) September 17, 2020
Overheard in Trump Campaign HQ:
“Did you manage to find someone like Kamala Harris inside the Republican Party?”
“I got the most diverse Republican I could find.”
“A strong, senior Black wo—“
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@TheRealHoarse) September 18, 2020
Former WI Governor Scott Walker is pretending to be Kamala Harris during debate practice for Pence🤣. What a fucking joke! Kamala's going to wipe the floor with Pence's dumbass, and I can't wait to see it!
— Amy Lynn🌊🌺🌈 (@AmyAThatcher) September 17, 2020
The republicans are using Scott Walker as a stand-in for Kamala Harris in the VP debates and this is the funniest thing that's ever happened
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) September 17, 2020
People don't get any smarter than Kamala Harris; she's laser quick and a wonderful debater.
So Pence – a real bright bulb – using is SCOTT WALKER to stand in for Kamala Harris in practice debates. ‼️‼️
Scott Walker??? Are they insane??? pic.twitter.com/6jsC8QGhl7
— Franny🌊RIP-Precious Dog (@PoliticalDoggy) September 17, 2020
Mike Pence is preparing for his debate with Kamala Harris by sparring with Scott Walker.
That's like training for a heavyweight boxing match by punching a sock full of mayonnaise.
— Middle Age Riot (@middleageriot) September 17, 2020
I would be terrified if I was Mike Pence. pic.twitter.com/D4evPR6Ixb
— AmbitiousWomenForVP (@UnitedAsOne2020) August 24, 2020