The Democratic candidate will attend an ABC town hall on Thursday.
“I know Joe Biden wants to discuss Donald Trump again. And the Americans saw the disaster that Donald Trump had in the first debate. But I’ll tell you we will do what we have done from the start of this campaign and We’ll listen to the American experts and scientists – so this is the Cleveland Clinic – and they made the minutes, “Richmond told Jonathan Karl, correspondent for ABC News Chief White House, on Sunday.
“If Donald Trump is COVID-free and the protocols are set up to protect the health of not just Joe Biden, but the health of the families present, the health of the cameraman, the health of everyone and the caretaker.” the building … we would like to see it and we want to see it in a town hall format, “he continued.
After a fierce initial debate in Cleveland and Trump’s test result for COVID-19 earlier this week, the Presidential Debate Commission announced earlier this week that the second debate would be virtual. Within minutes, Trump withdrew from this debate, saying he did not want to attend a virtual event.
Instead, Biden will attend an ABC town hall on Thursday. Trump is expected to participate in one on a different network, as trusted sources confirm to ABC News. Both candidates agreed to participate in a debate on October 22nd in Nashville, Tennessee, according to the Debate Commission.
Richmond, as Biden and fellow campaigner Sen. Kamala Harris have done over the past few weeks, has also dodged questions about adding more seats to the US Supreme Court if Republican Judge Amy Coney Barrett replaces the late Judge Ruth Bader can confirm Ginsburg.
“I just want to spend my time now, one to make sure Donald Trump loses, but two to make sure we don’t approve this judge. Women’s reproductive rights are at stake. Civil rights are at stake, and so are I.” think that’s it. ” What to focus on. Not a hypothesis: “Let’s expand the Supreme Court,” Richmond told Karl. “I think it’s a legitimate question to ask. But it’s a distraction with 22 days to go.”
When Richmond pushed for Biden’s tax plan and an analysis by the Tax Policy Center found that some families earning less than $ 400,000 would see a slight increase in their taxes, Richmond promised that all laws would allow Democrats under a Biden administration would only affect higher incomes.
“What we’ve seen and our goal is not to impose taxes on someone who earns less than $ 400,000. So if you see our legislation going into effect on the first or second day in the administration, there will be no taxes raised on people who deserve. ” less than $ 400,000 a year, “said Richmond.
The congressman also encouraged voters to take advantage of the opportunity to personally vote early on, which he saw as a safer way to vote during the pandemic and a way to reduce the number of long lines on election day.
“I encourage people to use the voting process. Early in-person voting is a great way to do this. It reduces the number of votes on election day,” said Richmond. “We want to make sure that every vote counts. And that’s what makes America the great democracy it is.”
Biden concludes his most aggressive week of campaigning to date, making two visits to the battlefield state of Pennsylvania and making stops in Arizona, Florida, and Nevada.
During a speech in Erie, Pennsylvania on Saturday, Biden set his economic agenda and made a concerted effort to encourage people to vote early in the state.
“We need to get together. We need to vote like we’ve never done before. Early voting is possible here in Pennsylvania. So vote if you can. And go to iwillvote.com/pa to find this . ” If you requested a postal ballot, please return it as soon as possible, “Biden said at the United Association (UA) Plumbers Local 27.