Election 2020

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.”

Jerry Falwell Jr., and wife Becki, are you listening? And Jerry? I hope you’re recuperating from that fall down the stairs, bro. Sometimes alcohol is a harsh mistress.

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:

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Megan has lived in California, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Florida and she currently lives in Central America. Living in these places has informed her writing on politics, science, and history. She is currently owned by 15 cats and 3 dogs and regularly owns Trump supporters when she has the opportunity.


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