Historians reject Kamala Harris quote about Abraham Lincoln in debate

Historians reject Kamala Harris quote about Abraham Lincoln in debate


She could have been more honest while quoting Abe.

Sen. Kamala Harris skewed the truth in her debate-night claim that Abraham Lincoln delayed an election-year Supreme Court nomination because he cared about “doing the right thing,” according to historians.

While making the case that President Trump should put off filling the current high court vacancy until after the 2020 presidential election, Harris offered a fabricated “history lesson” about Honest Abe, according to the Federalist.

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“In 1864 … Abraham Lincoln was up for re-election. And it was 27 days before the election. And a seat became open on the United States Supreme Court. Abraham Lincoln’s party was in charge not only of the White House but the Senate. But Honest Abe said, ‘It’s not the right thing to do. The American people deserve to make the decision about who will be the next president of the United States, and then that person will be able to select who will serve

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