WASHINGTON | A debate that was to oppose Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, candidate for re-election, to his Democratic rival was canceled on Friday because this great ally of Donald Trump refused to be tested for COVID-19.
Representing South Carolina in Washington since 2003, Lindsey Graham, 65, heads the Senate Judiciary Committee, which will begin hearings with Conservative Justice Amy Coney Barrett, Donald Trump’s candidate for the Supreme Court, on Monday.
It is precisely a rally at the White House two weeks ago, to announce the appointment of the magistrate, who has been singled out as responsible for numerous COVID-19 contaminations detected since at the White House. With, as the most famous patient, the President of the United States.
On the announcement that Donald Trump had tested positive, on the night of the 1er As of October 2, Lindsey Graham had tested negative.
His opponent Jaime Harrison climbed in the polls, threatening his re-election on November 3. He had, on Thursday, demanded that the two candidates undergo a coronavirus test before the debate.
Lindsey Graham refused, saying her doctor felt he didn’t need it. And by accusing Jaime Harrison, 44, of trying to “dodge” the debate.
The Democrat replied that he had called for this test “for the safety of all”.
The two candidates eventually each gave a 25-minute interview on a local television station.