Local residents, state representatives react to presidential debate


DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Americans gathered Thursday night watch another face-off between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden for another presidential debate.

Their main focus was the pandemic, among several other things. State representatives from each political party shared their thoughts on how the debate went and what the future holds for the country.

“I think that where we’re at now is that the election should be more about the unity of the united states of America,” said State Rep. Dexter Grimsley, D-District 85. “Of course, we are in a situation where unity is needed.”

“I thought last night’s debate was the best one that we’ve seen so far,” said State Rep. Paul W. Lee, R-District 86. “I’m sure there are people on each side that thinks their candidate did well. I think that right now it’s just a matter of waiting until Nov. 3.”

While representatives believed it was a better debate than previous ones, some residents felt neither of the candidates got anything accomplished.

“They spent a lot of their time picking at each other, insulting each other, and nothing really new came out of that debate so I was kinda disappointed,” resident Bob Bura said.

During this time, many feel the country is split in the middle with racial and political divide. They believe it will take the proper leadership to guide the country to that.

“We should be leaders in this type of nation right now we’re in a time of crisis,” resident Anthony Beacham said. “We need to know what’s going to be done good instead of what’s not being done good.”

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