South Carolina Democratic Senate candidate Jaime Harrison has set up a plexiglass barrier between himself and Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin Graham McConnell suggests Senate to vote on Trump Supreme Court choice ahead of election GOP Senator Thom Tillis tests positive for coronavirus GOP Senator Mike Lee tests positive for coronavirus MORE (R) during their first debate on their tightening contest on Saturday night.
Harrison stood with the barrier at his side during the debate that was held in Columbia, S.C. at Allen University. He addressed the move while calling on South Carolina to hold elected officials accountable for their handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
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“I’m taking it seriously tonight. That’s why I put this plexiglass on because it’s not just about me, but also about the people in my life that I have to take care of, my two children, my wife, my grandmother, “said Harrison.
“We take this issue seriously and do everything we can to not only take care of ourselves but each other as well,” added Harrison.
Jaime Harrison: “Where the blame should come is how we handled this disease, whether we take it seriously or not.” pic.twitter.com/fGilEdWhxT
– Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) 4 October 2020
Graham said Friday he was tested for COVID-19 after learning that Sen. Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeTrump Gives Remdesivir as a Treatment for COVID-19 Infection Kellyanne Conway Tests Positive for COVID-19 McConnell suggests Senate to vote on Trump’s Supreme Court choice before election MORE (R-Utah), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, tested positive for the virus. Graham, chairman of the committee, said he tested negative.
After being informed of his positive test, and with great caution, I was tested for COVID-19 in South Carolina.
I was informed that I was negative.
– Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) 2 October 2020
Guy King, Harrison’s campaign communications director, said Graham “should have” been in an automatic quarantine, adding that his test results may be “inconclusive after such a recent exposure.”
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “even if you test negative for COVID-19 or feel healthy, you should stay home (quarantine) as symptoms can appear 2 to 14 days after exposure. to the virus “.
“Jaime Harrison has always taken coronavirus very seriously,” King said.
Harrison and Graham will face off again on 12 and 21 October.
The Hill contacted Graham’s office for comment.
A list of Republican lawmakers and officials tested positive for the coronavirus this week. Republican Sens. Thom TillisThomas (Thom) Roland Tillis Trump Gives Remdesivir as Treatment for COVID-19 Infection Kellyanne Conway Tests Positive for COVID-19 McConnell suggests Senate will vote on Trump’s Supreme Court choice before election MORE (N.C.) e Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold Johnson Hillicon Valley: Senate Jury Votes Citation to Big Tech Executives | Amazon Says Over 19,000 Workers Have Tested Positive for COVID-19 | Democrats ask DHS for release report warning of election interference GOP senators ask Trump to oppose 5G nationalization Sunday show preview: lawmakers prepare for SCOTUS confirmation hearings ahead of election MORE (Sap.) Both tested positive for COVID-19.
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