The second U.S. Senate debate in South Carolina, set for tonight, was called off after Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham refused to take a coronavirus test. His Democratic opponent, Jaime Harrison, had said he wouldn’t appear if the incumbent didn’t submit to a test.
— Travis Akers (@travisakers) October 9, 2020
Newsweek has more:
Harrison repeatedly pushed for Graham to take a test before the head-to-head on Friday, arguing that the senator had come in close contact with Sen. Mike Lee of Utah—who has tested positive for coronavirus—at a congressional hearing on October 1.
But the incumbent provided a letter from a congressional physician informing him that he did not meet the official criteria for “close contact” with a person exposed to coronavirus and therefore did not need to be tested.
Today, on The View, Harrison had this to say:
I’m taking a test right after this — after zoom today. So why in the world can Lindsey Graham not just go and take a test? All that writing took him 30 minutes. It takes less than 30 minutes to go get your nose swabbed and take a test. Lindsey, what are you hiding? Why can’t you take a test?
Watch more of what Harrison said above.
Why won't you take the test, Lindsey? https://t.co/dEVXUuBWqA
— Jaime Harrison (@harrisonjaime) October 9, 2020