During their first and only debate, Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris argued about the administration’s handling of COVID-19, the Supreme Court, the Swine Flu, climate chang and more. CBS News’ fact-checking team evaluated the truth of some of their claims. Here’s what we found.
Statement — Mike Pence: “That Rose Garden event — there’s been a great deal of speculation about it — my wife Karen and I were there and honored to be there. Many of the people who were at that event, Susan, were actually tested for coronavirus, and it was an outdoor event, which all of our scientists regularly and routinely advise.”
Claim: Pence says that Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination event was outdoors.
Fact check: Partially true
Vice President Pence defends Amy Coney Barrett’s