VP Debate Moderator Elaine Quijano Praised by Twitter Users
"An Asian American Woman telling two old white dudes when to talk..I LOVE IT."
Vice presidential candidates Tim Kaine and Mike Pence faced off at Tuesday's debate moderated by CBS News' Elaine Quijano, and while Twitter users fixated on dad jokes about the two running mates, they also praised Quijano for her stern reactions to Kaine and Pence's constant interruptions and speaking over one another.
After the two vice presidential candidates continued to interrupt each other in their answers, Quijano broke in: "Gentlemen, the people cannot understand either one of you when you speak over each other. I would please ask you to wait until the other is finished."
Twitter users went online to applaud her for her stern rebuke. See some of the reactions below.
This moderator though is doing a better job trying to wrangle these guys in than Holt did last week, even if they won't let her. #VPDebate— Jeremy Smith (@jsmith4389) October 5, 2016
An Asian American Woman telling two old white dudes when to talk..I LOVE IT. #VPDebate— Hari Kondabolu (@harikondabolu) October 5, 2016
We wouldn't need a moderator who acts like an elementary school teacher if we had candidates that didn't act like children. #VPDebate— Andy Bohm (@andybohm) October 5, 2016
Can't even watch this debate...Talking over each other the whole time— Patrick Shriver (@PSchwarzenegger) October 5, 2016
This moderator is best I've seen in a debate for a very long time. Tough questions, fair moderation without obsessive interjection #VPDebate— Krystal Heath (@TheFriddle) October 5, 2016
I pick moderator Elaine Quijano as new VP #VPDebate— Ben Ladouceur (@itsBenLadouceur) October 5, 2016
Can we get this moderator for all future debates? She's fantastic. #vpdebate— John Doherty (@dohertyjf) October 5, 2016
Props to moderator for speaking up and asking the candidates to quit interrupting each other. Really does make it tough to follow. #VPDebate— Emily Ladau (@emily_ladau) October 5, 2016
I love this moderator, she put these candidates in their place. #VPDebate— J.M.Brady (@JMBrady360) October 5, 2016
This moderator is taking charge of this debate #VPDebate— Sean Robertson (@CBS6SportsSean) October 5, 2016