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Fly lands on Pence’s head during debate, causing internet buzz

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A fly that landed on VP Mike Pence's head during the debate.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah -- There was briefly another participant swooping into Wednesday night’s vice presidential debate.

For several minutes, a fly landed in Vice President Mike Pence’s hair, not moving as he answered questions about racial injustice and whether justice has been done in the death of Breonna Taylor.

Conversation about the fly briefly dominated corners of Twitter, where debate watchers discussed their distraction and inability to focus on Pence and California Sen. Kamala Harris’ answers. Some joked about the need to test the fly for the coronavirus, as it had skirted the plexiglass partitions separating the candidates and moderator.

Wednesday night’s intruder wasn’t the first to take center stage at an election year debate. In 2016, a fly briefly landed between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s eyes during a town hall-style debate with now-President Donald Trump.

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A fly that landed on VP Mike Pence's head during the debate.
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  1. Oh look it’s another dumbass Alberto Velarde psycho shit fest with 3 of the main schizo characters. Flies love your shit fest. The fly distracted all you idiots into believing Harris won the debate when she actually lost.

      1. You already made your mind who won the debate before it started, therefore your opinion means jack shit. But, at least Pence found one black friend.

        1. I bet you don’t don’t have any black friends. I’ve got plenty. We all retired from the Army together right here at Ft Bliss. We had some decent rank too Private Steve. Now just STFU Private. The debate wasn’t going to change your mind either since you already decided who you were going to vote for and obviously it wasn’t for President Trump. You’re still butt hurt he didn’t die this weekend. You are truly pathetic.

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