South Carolina Democratic Senate candidate Jaime Harrison erected a plexiglass barrier between him and Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin Graham McConnell hints that the Senate will vote on Trump’s election in the Supreme Court before the election. GOP Senator Thom Tillis Tests Positive For Coronavirus GOP Senator Mike Lee Tests Positive For Coronavirus MORE (R) during their first debate about their tightening race on Saturday night.
Harrison stood with the barrier by his side during the debate held in Columbia, SC at Allen University. He addressed the move while urging the South Carolinians to hold elected officials accountable for their handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Democratic candidate said “we shouldn̵
“Tonight I’m taking it seriously. That’s why I put this plexiglass up because it’s not just about me, it’s about the people in my life that I have to take care of, my two boys, my wife, my grandmother, “said Harrison.
“Let’s take this issue seriously and do everything we can to take care not only of ourselves but each other,” added Harrison.
Jaime Harrison: “It is to blame for how we have dealt with this disease – whether we take it seriously or not.” pic.twitter.com/fGilEdWhxT
– Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 4, 2020
Graham said Friday that he was tested for COVID-19 after learning that Sen. Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeTrump Received Remdesivir To Treat COVID-19 Infection Kellyanne Conway Tests Positive For COVID-19 McConnell Hints that the Senate will vote MORE on Trump’s Supreme Court election before the election (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 out of caution, I was tested for COVID-19 in South Carolina.
I was informed that I was negative.
– Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) October 2, 2020
Guy King, the Harrison campaign communications director, urged Graham to self-quarantine, adding that his test results “may not be conclusive” after such a recent revelation.
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) because symptoms are 2 to 14 days after exposure the virus can occur. “
“Jaime Harrison has always taken coronavirus very seriously,” King said.
Harrison and Graham will face each other again on October 12th and 21st.
The Hill has approached Graham’s office for comment.
A list of Republican lawmakers and officials tested positive for coronavirus this week. Republican Sens. Thom TillisThomas (Thom) Roland TillisTrump Received Remdesivir To Treat COVID-19 Infection Kellyanne Conway Tests Positive For COVID-19 McConnell Hints that the Senate will vote MORE on Trump’s Supreme Court election before the election (NC) and Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonHillicon Valley: Senate Committee Votes to Summon Big Tech Executives | According to Amazon, over 19,000 employees were positive for COVID-19 | tested Democrats call for DHS release report warning of electoral influence GOP Senators call on Trump to oppose nationalization of 5G Sunday preview: Legislators are preparing for SCOTUS confirmation hearings before the election (Wis.) Both of them tested positive for COVID-19.
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