Kamala Harris Was Asked About the Mike Pence Fly, and Her Response Was Iconic

Emily Tannenbaum
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Yes, Senator Kamala Harris noticed the fly on Vice President Mike Pence&aposs head during the V.P. debate held on Wednesday, October 7. No, she doesn&apost really want to talk about it anymore—even though it&aposs funny enough to make her burst out into giggles.

During a virtual interview hosted by MSNBC&aposs Rachel Maddow on October 14, Harris was asked straight up if she could see the fly memed around the world. “I just realized I would kick myself if I didn&apost just ask you,” Maddow began. “Before I let you go, if you noticed the fly on Vice President Mike Pence&aposs head?”

“Oh, Rachel," Harris replied with a laugh, prompting Maddow to point out that it was visible to viewers at home and asking again, “Could you see it sitting right next to him?”

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Senator Harris gave the perfect, wordless answer with a tight-lipped nod of her head. Frankly, this is just another example of Harris&aposs world-class facial expressions. After sharing another laugh with the vice presidential nominee, Maddow followed up by questioning if the senator had any instinct to swat it away. “You know, Rachel…I think that it&aposs important that we find a way to move on and fly away from this subject onto something else.”

You can watch the moment in full, below:

On October 15, former vice president Joe Biden&aposs campaign revealed that the California senator will be halting her in-person events after two people—a flight crew member and Harris&aposs communications director—tested positive for coronavirus.

“Neither of these people have had contact with Vice President Biden, Senator Harris, or any other staffers since testing positive or in the 48 hours prior to their positive test results," Biden&aposs campaign manager, Jen O&aposMalley Dillon, said in a statement.

However, in stark contrast to President Donald Trump&aposs campaign, Harris will halt all public events anyway. “Regardless, out of an abundance of caution and in line with our campaign’s commitment to the highest levels of precaution, we are canceling Senator Harris’s travel through Sunday,” Dillon said, although Harris “will keep a robust and aggressive schedule of virtual campaign activities to reach voters all across the country during this time.”

In contrast, Trump—who has yet to reveal the last time he tested negative for COVID-19 to the public—has claimed he would “kiss everyone” at a recent rally in Florida. “I feel powerful,” he said. “I’ll kiss the guys and the beautiful women and everybody.”

For her part, Harris told Maddow that the Biden campaign is doing everything they can to keep people safe. “I’d like to hug people. You don&apost hug people these days. That&aposs not an option. You can&apost shake hands. But you can look people in the eye, and you can listen, and you can be there,” Harris said, per CNN. “I think it&aposs important to be where the people are but to do it in a way that does not cause them to be at any risk in terms of their safety. And so we&aposre working it out. It&aposs definitely a different kind of campaign than anything that we&aposve done before, but we&aposre making the best of it.”

Originally Appeared on Glamour