Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris gave a “history lesson” during Wednesday night’s debate that turned out to be somewhat dubious.
After Vice President Mike Pence laid out the historical precedent for going ahead with Supreme Court nominations in election years, Harris claimed that President Abraham Lincoln had chosen not to go ahead with a nomination in 1864 because waiting until the people had spoken in the presidential election was “the right thing to do.”
Pence followed his recap of the history with a pointed question to Harris about whether or not she and former Vice President Joe Biden would support the plan — voiced by a number of Democrats — to pack the Supreme Court.
“You have refused to answer the question. Joe Biden has refused to answer the question. The American people would really like to know if Judge Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed to the Supreme Court of the United States, are you and Joe Biden, if you somehow win this election, going to pack the Supreme Court to get your way?” he asked. (RELATED: ‘Why Would She Tell Them Anything?’: Whoopi Goldberg Runs Defense For Kamala Harris’ Debate Night Dodges)