Much like the Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, Kamala Harris refused to answer questions about their plan to expand the Supreme Court.
During the VP debate on Wednesday night, Harris said that the reason Abraham Lincoln didn't nominate a candidate for Chief Justice in October 1864 was that “Honest Abe said, it’s not the right thing to do” and wanted the people to vote first.
Lincoln never said anything like that. The reason no nominee was sent to the Senate was that they were out of session until December. As soon as the session began Lincoln sent a nominee and Salmon P. Chase was confirmed the same day. Lincoln wanted Chase and the other candidates to campaign for him and dangled the nomination before them to make it happen.
Kamala Harris recreated this story to fit the current narrative the Democrats are pushing with regards to filling seats in the Supreme Court.
Far-left organizations like "NowThis" has also ignored the facts and described this moment as taking "Pence to school."
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) October 8, 2020
Luckily there some Twitter users out there that reminded them there are some facts standing in the way of Kamala's tale.
She lied about this. The Senate was not in session in October of 1864. The Senate was back in session in December after the election and the SC justice was confirmed the next day I believe.
— Mark Zylstra (@markpzylstra) October 8, 2020
Much like in 2016, Mike Pence fared very well in the vice presidential debate.