SALT LAKE CITY (NewsNation Now) — A fly joined in on Wednesday night’s vice presidential debate between incumbent Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris.
For several minutes, a fly landed in Pence’s hair, not moving as he answered questions about racial injustice and whether justice has been done in the death of Breonna Taylor.
Conversation about the fly dominated social media, where debate viewers discussed their distraction and inability to focus on Pence and Harris’ answers.
Former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign didn’t miss the chance to have fun with the moment, tweeting:
Some joked about the need to test the fly for the coronavirus, as it had skirted the plexiglass partitions separating the candidates and moderator.
It didn’t take long before people opened up parody Twitter accounts for the fly that made his national television debut on the debate stage.
Wednesday night’s intruder wasn’t the first to take center stage at an election year debate.
In 2016, a fly briefly landed between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s eyes during a town hall-style debate with now-President Donald Trump.
Nexstar Media Wire and The Associated Press contributed to this report.