Vice President Pence Does Not Want Plexiglass in An Election Debate
US Vice President Mike Pence does not want to be protected against the coronavirus with a Plexiglas screen in this week’s debate. His team feels that enough other precautions have been taken, Pence’s chief of staff says according to The Washington Post.
For example, the candidates are regularly tested, and there is said to be sufficient distance between Pence and the Democratic vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris.
Pence and Harris have their only debate on Wednesday ahead of the November election. The organization believed that Pence’s team had agreed to the placement of a Plexiglas screen, but that seems to have been premature.
Chief of Staff Marc Short said it would be fine if Harris allowed himself to be surrounded by protective walls, but his boss would not want it on his side of the stage.
The debate of the running mates is receiving above-average attention this year. President Donald Trump and his rival Joe Biden are both in their 70s and are at risk during the corona crisis.
According to observers, this means that Pence (61) and Harris (55) must show that they are ready to take over the presidency.