Statement from DNC Interim Chair Donna Brazile on Tonight’s Vice-Presidential Debate

WASHINGTON — DNC Interim Chair Donna Brazile issued the following statement followingtonight’s vice-presidential debate: 

“There was no contest tonight. Tim Kaine demonstrated that he and Hillary Clinton are prepared to lead our country on day one.  They are ready to face the daunting challenges of the presidency together, and ready build on the progress of the last eight years. Mike Pence only proved that there’s no defense for the indefensible. On the heels of what could be the worst week of any presidential run in history, Pence had one job: to stop the bleeding. But Pence couldn’t re-brand Donald Trump as anything other than the unhinged, dangerous and divisive candidate that he’s been since the start of his campaign.

“The American people were looking for principled leadership worthy of the White House on stagetonight. They found it in Tim Kaine, and they’ll see it in action again when voters send the Clinton-Kaine ticket to the Oval Office. Democrats are ready to continue building a brighter future for all Americans, and are ready to create an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top.”