People are voting, the president was recently hospitalized and the prospects of a vastly changed Supreme Court are likely issues for tomorrow’s vice presidential debate.
The debate between Vice President Mike Pence and California Senator Kamala Harris is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 9 p.m. EST. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, plexiglass will separate the participants on the stage in Salt Lake City, Utah, reported Politico.
A recent poll showed President Donald Trump leading Joe Biden by just 10 points in this reliably red state.
Trump announced last week he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. He was taken to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for treatment. It has been disclosed to the press, Trump was receiving oxygen and taking steroids and experimental medication. His decision to leave the hospital to take a ride with the secret service while waving to supporters has been blasted by Democrats.
“I barely wanted to get out of my bed to put on a sock when I had COVID, but @realDonaldTrump has the energy to do a full parade to greet supporters outside of Walter Reed?! November 3rd can’t get here fast enough!” tweeted Florida Rep. Shevrin Jones of West Park.
Jones, poised to be Florida’s first Black gay Senator, joined other Democrats in Miami on Monday to welcome the Biden campaign. Most national polls have Biden leading Trump, but the election’s outcome hinges on the electoral college.
Susan Page, the Washington bureau chief for USA Today, is the debate moderator.