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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