With less than two weeks until Election Day, candidates are taking to the debate stage to face off on the issues. Last night, it did not go well for them. Blatant lies, misrepresentations, and even casual dismissals of the voters concerns were part of three Democrat candidates' playbook.
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer was the classic example of this. While debating Republican candidate Tudor Dixon on Tuesday night, Whitmer claimed that schools were only closed for 3 months as a result of the COVID pandemic.
The truth is that Whitmer created an environment that allowed some schools to be closed even throughout 2021:
Schools were closed via Whitmer's executive order for about three months at the onset of COVID-19 in the spring of 2020, but additional state-ordered closures occurred that fall through state health department orders tailored to high schools. From there, the governor let local school boards decide whether to keep schools closed in the winter and spring of 2021.
Last night's debates also showed Democrat candidates' lack of regard for the rule of law.
Democrat candidate for Senate in Pennsylvania John Fetterman didn't even try to do damage control for his radical positions on criminal justice policy.
Fetterman didn’t even bother to refute that he wants to release 1/3 of prisoners last night.— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) October 26, 2022
That’s probably because he has said so at least 14 TIMES. Roll the tape!pic.twitter.com/jEukYzl1XB
At a minimum, Fetterman questioned the legitimacy of the current Supreme Court. He then went on to at first deny he would vote to expand the Supreme Court. However, he then admitted to supporting overturning the filibuster which would lead to expanding the Supreme Court.
JOHN FETTERMAN: "I do not believe in supporting the Supreme Court." pic.twitter.com/gZTAO4f0DS— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 26, 2022
Fetterman on expanding the Supreme Court: “I don’t believe in that…it’s not about changing the rules it’s about acknowledging where we’re at”— Burgess Everett (@burgessev) October 26, 2022
Oz: “I would never touch the make up of the Supreme Court.” Hits Fetterman for wanting to scrap filibuster
Fetterman: “that’s true”
But perhaps the most glaring example of a flippant attitude toward the rule of law is Democrat Governor of New York Kathy Hochul who couldn't seem to grasp why crime is so important to voters in New York.
Kathy Hochul's response to me tonight when I spoke about how we need to lock up criminals:— Lee Zeldin (@leezeldin) October 26, 2022
"I don’t know why that's so important to you"?
NYers are getting beaten, slashed, stabbed, and pushed in front of subway cars every day, yet @KathyHochul still can't address crime in NY. pic.twitter.com/rXvGH6XuKd
Not only did Governor Hochul not see breaking criminal laws as a problem, Hochul also stood by her decision to force unvaccinated health care workers to be fired despite a court striking down the policy and ordering backpay for those affected.
New York Democrat Kathy Hochul on forcing unvaccinated health care workers to be fired: “I would do it all over again.” pic.twitter.com/mW8llSX1Pt— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 26, 2022
Democrat candidates' inability to be transparent about their records and lack of concern for the rule of law will undoubtedly hurt them on Election Day.
Tonight’s debates were a disaster for Dems:— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) October 26, 2022
Hochul doesn’t think talking about crime is “important.”
Whitmer falsely claimed kids were only out of schools for “three months.”
Fetterman had no answer on his radical positions on crime, inflation, and fracking.