FACT CHECK: Did Mike Pence Tweet About An Instagram Page Alleging Kamala Harris Received Debate Questions Beforehand?

FACT CHECK: Did Mike Pence Tweet About An Instagram Page Alleging Kamala Harris Received Debate Questions Beforehand?


An image shared on Facebook over 300 times claims Vice President Mike Pence tweeted about an Instagram account releasing evidence that Democratic vice presidential nominee got the debate questions beforehand.

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Verdict: False

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Check Your Fact found no record of Pence tweeting the statement. The tweet appears to be fabricated.

Fact Check:

In the days following the first and only vice presidential debate, social media users have shared an undated tweet that appears to come from Pence’s Twitter account. The tweet reads, “I want to thank everyone for the support for tonight’s debate. I’d say it was a success. It was also brought to my attention that the Instagram page @electionleaks released evidence of Kamala receiving the questions beforehand. This is unfair and I’d say that everyone should check out the evidence to judge for themselves.”

There is, however, no record of Pence tweeting the statement. It shows up on neither his Twitter timeline nor in ProPublica’s archive of the vice president’s deleted tweets. The tweet appears to be fabricated. (RELATED: Did Joe Biden Tweet About Trying To Get An Instagram Page Removed After It Alleged He Wore A Wire?)

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