WASHINGTON (AP) – Mike Pence says he hopes the moderator in Monday night’s presidential debate does not fact-check Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
The Republican vice presidential nominee said that moderator Lester Holt’s job should be to ask questions and allow the candidates “to take issue with one another where they feel inclined to do that.” Pence was interviewed Monday on the Hugh Hewitt radio show.
Pence has his own debate coming up next week with Tim Kaine, the Democratic vice presidential candidate. He said he hopes moderators in all future debates – including his own – will simply ask questions and let the candidates respond.
Pence said: “The rest of you people afterward can do all the commentating and let the American people decide.”