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Harris and the Truth

To the editor:

In Wednesday’s Vice-Presidential debate, Kamala Harris claimed that Abraham Lincoln postponed filling a Supreme Court vacancy and quoted Lincoln as saying: “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.”

If her claim were true, it would a strong argument for delaying the appointment for the vacant Supreme Court seat. But it isn’t true. Lincoln never said anything even close to this. And he did nominate to fill the vacancy at his earliest opportunity. Because the Senate was not in session at the time the vacancy occurred, he had to wait until December of 1864. But he did nominate, and the seat was filled.

Harris’ statement shows something about her character. She has a tenuous relationship with the truth. She is willing to mislead, lie, and deceive. And she believes she can get away with it because the people are ignorant and the corrupt media won’t call her out on it.

I don’t want such a person to be a heartbeat from the Presidency. That’s another reason I’m voting for Trump.

Michael A. Thom

New Ulm

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