Kamala 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.” 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...
“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 on the highest court of the land.,” but in truth, Lincoln wasn’t able to fill the seat before the November election because the Senate was not in session until December. Lincoln then pushed through a confirmation of Justice Salmon Chase the first chance he had — one day after the session began.
Lincoln’s motivation for waiting until after the election was more politically cunning than ethically commendable.
That’s the Democrats way when history doesn’t back them, change it.
Kamala lies like a man, she is no better.
EDITOR’S NOTE: To read a detailed fact check of Harris’ “little history lesson” from the Washington Post go to https://tinyurl.com/y2mpxwov.