The planned Senate debate between Jaime Harrison and Lindsey Graham was canceled after Graham turned down a COVID test.
Announcement of the cancellation of the debate:
Tonight's second # SCSen debate was officially canceled hours before it was scheduled to start after @harrisonjaime insisted that @LindseyGrahamSC receive a coronavirus test and Graham refused.
It is being replaced with separate interviews hosted by WSPA.https: //t.co/loH4MQQ1jG
– Jamie Lovegrove (@jslovegrove) October 9, 2020
The only reason the Senate debate was canceled is Lindsey Graham's refusal to be tested for the coronavirus.
Lindsey Graham either knows he has the virus or he suspects he has the virus. In any case, Graham's behavior at the Trump level is irresponsible. It's not difficult to get a test. It only takes a few minutes and could save lives.
The debate should take place. The race in the South Carolina Senate is dead heat. Voters deserve to hear from their two candidates on the same stage.
There's no reason for Lindsey Graham as his proximity to the Trump coronavirus outbreak shouldn't be tested.
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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Executive Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor's degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
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