The Fly And Bloodshot Eyes: Pence Fuels Meme-Worthy Debate Moments

A fly rests on the head of US Vice President Mike Pence as he takes notes during the vice presidential debate against US Democratic vice presidential nominee and Senator from California Kamala Harris in Kingsbury Hal... A fly rests on the head of US Vice President Mike Pence as he takes notes during the vice presidential debate against US Democratic vice presidential nominee and Senator from California Kamala Harris in Kingsbury Hall at the University of Utah on October 7, 2020, in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Eric BARADAT / AFP) (Photo by ERIC BARADAT/AFP via Getty Images) MORE LESS

Compared to last week’s Trump-fueled debate disaster, Wednesday night’s vice presidential debate between Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) was a more conventional affair, but that didn’t stop subtle-yet-show-stopping moments from going viral (no pun intended).

In the midst of Harris’ repeated reminders to Pence that “I’m speaking” and the VP’s repeated dodges on critical issues such as climate change and abortion, Twitter users were quick to react to the absurd moments that involuntarily put Pence under a microscope.

From a mid-debate conspiracy speculating that Pence’s bloodshot eyes throughout the night were a sign of COVID-19 to a fly that wouldn’t leave the VP’s head for several minutes, here’s how Twitter users (including Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden) had a field day during the debate:

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