2nd presidential debate is officially canceled
WASHINGTON (AP) — The second presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden is officially off.
The nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates confirmed Friday that the Oct. 15 faceoff would be scrapped. The decision was made a day after the commission announced the debate would take place “virtually” because Trump had contracted the coronavirus.
Trump balked at holding the debate in that format, and Biden scheduled a town hall with ABC News for that night once Trump said he would not participate.
Trump’s team later countered with a call to hold the debates as scheduled once the president’s doctor said he would be cleared to hold public events beginning on Saturday.
But the commission said it would not reverse its decision not to have the candidates on stage together, citing an abundance of caution with health concerns — particularly for the town-hall-style debate that was set to feature questions from average voters.
The third debate, scheduled for Oct. 22 in Nashville, Tennessee, is still on.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Drivers go out of their way to avoid road dip, asking parish...
City on the hook for repairs after worker crashed into overpass; bridge...
INVESTIGATIVE UNIT: Plaquemine police chief resigns after taking plea deal in malfeasance...
Volunteer group works to clean up Capitol Lake and keep wildlife safe...
Local businesses kick off the holiday shopping season with Small Business Saturday
Southeastern hosting Idaho in first round of FCS Playoffs Saturday
Fans' Choice Award Winner: U-High's Keylan Moses
Southeastern running back Derrick Graham has a deep passion for rodeo
Southeastern to face Idaho in first round of FCS Playoffs
The Black and Gold Report: New Orleans Saints vs Los Angeles Rams