Lincoln didn't appoint a justice because literally only Republican states were allowed to vote in the presidential election because they were in the middle of a civil war. He was guaranteed the pick regardless. What a disingenuous fraud.
The controlled opposition establishment Republicans agreed to these debates moderated by MSM leftists who have been crafting these types of questions firmly rooted in a leftist worldview for my entire lifetime. It's always the same. The disadvantage is pretty severe when the referees put their foot on the scale. Left wing moral imperialism strikes again.
All these questions suck and are loaded big time. Pence walked around that Roe v. Wade bomb they cooked up for him. As I have always mentioned, that stuff if a nuclear bin and will burn you politically if handled the wrong way. The technicality of the law is wrong, and States should be able to decide points they have been provided within the Consitution but asking that hypothetical nonsense was a big-time trap Pence smartly avoided.