SALT LAKE CITY — Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris sparred Wednesday night over the federal response to the coronavirus, offering differing views about how the men at the top of their tickets would move the nation forward.President Donald Trump contracted Covid-19 this month, cementing the administration’s response to the pandemic as the focus of the campaign, including the task force that Pence was named to lead.While Wednesday night’s debate was remarkably more civil than the chaotic matchup last week between Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden, the lone vice presidential debate still touched on similar themes.Harris spent much of the evening portraying the Trump administration as inept and untrustworthy on a wide range of issues, while Pence cast the Democratic ticket as too liberal and nodded to his base with criticism of the media and a focus on fracking.”The American people have witnessed the greatest failure of any presidential administration in our history,” said Harris, D-Calif., responding to a question from moderator Susan Page of USA Today about Trump’s response to the pandemic.Throughout the debate, Pence was left to defend Trump’s recent actions — from his comments last week about the Proud Boys to his lax health


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