Vice President Mike Pence referenced efforts to get supplies to Detroit at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic at Wednesday’s debate as he clashed with U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris over how to handle the virus and manufacturing jobs.

Harris, the Democrat from California who is Joe Biden’s running mate, opened the vice presidential debate by saying President Donald Trump’s efforts to combat COVID-19 were “the greatest failure of any presidential administration in the history of our country.”

“Frankly, this administration has forfeited the right to re-election,” Harris said at one point.

Vice President Mike Pence listens as Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., makes a point during the vice presidential debate Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, at Kingsbury Hall on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. (Photo: Patrick Semansky, AP)

Pence countered by emphasizing the administration’s efforts to suspend travel from China, deliver medical