'You're entitled to your own opinion, you're not entitled to your own facts': Pence brushes off Moynihan's classic phrase

Brian Niemietz, New York Daily News
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Vice President Mike Pence twice dropped an old line from former U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-N.Y.) on Kamala Harris in the first half of the debate, which seemed to amuse the Democratic senator.

“You’re entitled to your own opinion, you’re not entitled to your own facts,” Pence said.

“Good line,” Harris seemed to mumble under her breath.

It’s also an ironic line considering President Trump has told more than 20,000 lies since taking office, according to the Washington Post.

When he interrupted Harris, the former prosecutor gave him a hard stare.

“Mr. Vice President I’m speaking,” Harris said. “if you don’t mind letting me finish we can have a conversation.”

Pence insisted Joe Biden as president would raise taxes and ban fracking. Harris argued taxes would not be raised on people making under $400,000 annually and had no plan to ban fracking.

Pence more so than Harris ignored the 2-minute time limits each candidate was given to answer their questions on multiple occasions.

An hour into the debate, moderator Susan Page lost patience with Biden and explained the importance of honoring the time limits to which each candidate agreed. Pence gave her his blessings to continue.

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