South Carolina Senate Debate Canceled After Lindsey Graham Refuses To Take COVID-19 Test

Written by on October 9, 2020

The upcoming debate between South Carolina’s U.S. Senate candidates was canceled after Republican incumbent Sen. Lindsey Graham declined to take a coronavirus take a look at.

Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison requested that Graham take the take a look at earlier than their second debate after information broke that Graham had been in shut proximity to Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), who introduced final week that he examined optimistic for the coronavirus.

Graham was considered one of a number of members of the Senate Judiciary Committee that held a 90-minute listening to with Lee earlier this month. Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), one other member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, additionally examined optimistic for the coronavirus.

As a substitute of a debate, the 2 candidates will do separate televised interviews Friday evening. Harrison’s spokesman, Man King, advised The Greenville Information that the marketing campaign was “dissatisfied that Lindsey has did not take a easy coronavirus take a look at.”

Graham’s marketing campaign issued its personal assertion to the Information blaming Harrison, who they stated “declined to take part in [the debate] on the final minute.”

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