VP Debate: Kamala Harris gives a powerful history lesson on Abraham Lincoln and the Supreme Court

VP Debate: Kamala Harris gives a powerful history lesson on Abraham Lincoln and the Supreme Court

During last night’s Vice Presidential Debate in Utah, Sen. Kamala Harris gave some historical context to the current debate over the Supreme Court.

Here’s a transcript of the exchange:

Kamala Harris: I’m so glad we went through a little history lesson. Let’s do that a little more. In 1864-

Mike Pence: No, I’d like you to answer the question.

Susan Page: Yes, she’s-

Kamala Harris : Mr. Vice President, I’m speaking, I’m speaking. Okay. In 1864, one of the, I think political heroes, certainly the President, I assume you also, Mr. Vice President, is Abraham Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln was up for reelection 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 Aid 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 can select who will serve for a lifetime on the highest court of our land.” And so Joe and I are very clear: the American people are voting right now and it should be their decision about who will serve on this most important body for a lifetime.


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  1. I know I'm late, but as a fan and scholar of Lincoln…this was a bald face lie…it didn't happen.🙄Nice try Kamala on trying to play and rearrange history to your advantage though…but it didn't work. Well, you got elected but this particular statement still didn't work.

  2. This is who you voted into office ? She cant even tell a fact . And qouted part of the evidence to a democrat then all the sudden he didnt understand it.

  3. This is FAKE NEWS. She is lying by omission. They were on a RECESS AT THE TIME. And Lincoln never said that was the right thing to do, this politician is twisting the story horribly. Trump 2020 drain the swamp

  4. "Let's speak truth." 23 days with the senate recessed and no way to get them back. So he filled the court position after the election but before his inauguration. That's even worse than filling it before the election!

  5. Seriously Kamala your nose is growing longer then Pinocchio's, you seriously have to stop lying and realize your governors in NY, and else where caused the worst of it.

    You are a waste of space and makes me sad to say that i would have voted previously for Democrats or Liberals, however you have destroyed the democratic party and would never have thought have voting for President Trump, but now i see the truth watching both sides of the political parties.

    What saddens me even more you cannot even talk from the heart when giving your speech, you have to read off a document you madam are a joke and you will never get my vote ever, while you have become so left wing and sponsor Antifa and BLM true socialists and terrorist groups, that have destroyed small businesses communities and let these areas burn to the ground, you are a joke, and now rather then that you are trying to stack the federal court system.

    we are scared of the socialist left, not once have you done anything to support the African American community so in a few words wake up and stop with the cancel culture what ever happened to freedom of speech, not once have you gone into the African American community the real Americans, you are a evil beyond belief, you are and have true white privileged and reading through transports you are the truly corrupt ones.

    I have never heard so much waffle in my life, blah blah blah waffle and more waffle, hey i have a joke Knock knock Kamala how many did you go through to get to the top?

  6. I m speaking….. gee- what an arogant ILLITERAT IDIOT!!! ALL she s speaking about îs in her own mind. Go back to history lessons heels up Harris and check the facts

  7. Old Abe is laughing him self sick. Arrogant Jamaican Indian self proclaimed black Jew woman giving a history lesson to the Vice President of the United States. She’s not half as smart as she thinks she is.

  8. Thats a lie. I looked it up. Lincoln nominated chase and was confirmed in 1 day. The reason Lincoln didn't nominate anyone was because the Senate was not in session. Biden keeps talking unity? He could care less. Pfft.

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