Friday’s debate between South Carolina’scandidates was canceled after Republican incumbent Sen. declined to take a test.
Democratic challengerasked that Graham take the test before their second debate after news broke that Graham had been in close proximity to Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), who announced last week that he tested positive for the coronavirus.
Instead of a debate, the two candidates agreed to do separate televised interviews Friday night. Harrison’s spokesperson, Guy King,that the campaign was “disappointed that Lindsey has failed to take a simple coronavirus test.”
Graham’s campaign issued its own statement to the News, blaming Harrison, who they said “declined to participate in [the debate] at the last minute.”
In Friday night’s appearance on WLTX, Harrison lauded GOP Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, John Cornyn of Texas and Vice President Mike Pence for “being responsible” and getting tested for COVID-19. Graham, he said, “thinks he’s special enough that he can’t” get tested for the disease.
Grahamof the Senate Judiciary Committee who held a 90-minute hearing with Lee earlier this month. Sen. (R-N.C.), another member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, also tested positive for the coronavirus.
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