2020 VP DEBATE
Trust Index: Fact-checking Harris, Pence on healthcare in VP Debate
Healthcare remains a top issue beyond the pandemic in 2020, namely the future of the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. "This means that there will be no more protections if they win for people with pre-existing conditions. Government estimates show roughly 25 million would lose coverage and nearly 133 million with pre-existing condition could lose some or all of their coverage. “President Trump and I have a plan to improve health care and to preserve protect pre-existing conditions for every American,” Pence said. According to the non-partisan Kaiser Family Foundation, the President has never released a plan to replace the ACA or protect those with pre-existing conditions.
Trust Index: Fact-checking Harris, Pence on tax claims in VP Debate
“Donald Trump paid $750 in taxes…we now know Donald Trump owes and is in debt for $400 million,” Harris said. More from Trust Index:Next there’s this claim that sparked a back and forth between Harris and Vice President Mike Pence on several occasions. We’ll take the next two claims from Pence at the same time because he’s touting the 2017 tax cuts as a whole. “President Trump cut taxes across the board, despite what Senator Harris says, the average American family of 4 had $2000 in savings in taxes,” Pence said. According to both the Tax Policy Center and the progressive Institute for Taxation and Economic Policy the Trump Tax Plan from 2017 did cut taxes for every income bracket in 2019.
Trust Index: Fact-checking Harris, Pence on Supreme Court in VP Debate
“Your party is actually openly advocating adding seats to the Supreme Court, which has had nine seats for 150 years if you don’t get your way,” Pence told Harris. So far, both Biden and Harris have refused to answer whether they support the idea. More Trust Index:Next, a history lesson from Senator Harris she used to criticize the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett. “It was 27 days before the election, and a seat became open on the United States Supreme Court. “Joe Biden and Kamala Harris support taxpayer funding of abortion all the way up to the moment birth,” Pence said.
Trust Index: Fact-checking Harris, Pence on coronavirus response in VP Debate
Vice President Mike Pence was tapped to head the White House Coronavirus Task Force and was pressed Wednesday night over what has been widely described as a bungled response to the virus. We’re starting with this claim from the Vice President about the President’s often touted Chinese travel restrictions. Finally, this one from Harris on the White House plan for COVID. There is no unified national strategy, according to both the White House and Trump Campaign websites. However, the Trump Administration does have a series of guidelines for state and local governments to follow regarding COVID, which the White House is using to direct states.