VP debate to install plexiglass between Pence and Harris

VP debate to install plexiglass between Pence and Harris
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Plexiglass will be installed between Vice President Pence and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisOddsmakers say Harris, not Biden, most likely to win 2024 nomination, election Passing the Clean School Bus Act can help protect our children's health and our planet The Hill's 12:30 Report: Biden defends Afghanistan withdrawal after pushback MORE (D-Calif.) on the vice presidential debate stage in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, according to a source close to the Biden campaign. 

The development, which was first reported by Politico on Monday, comes as a growing number of individuals in President TrumpDonald TrumpFreedom Caucus member condemns GOP group pushing 'Anglo-Saxon political traditions' MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell's new free speech site to ban certain curse words Secret Facebook groups of special operations officers include racist comments, QAnon posts: report MORE's orbit have tested positive for the coronavirus, including the president himself, first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpFox News's Bret Baier posts vaccination selfie The Memo: Specter of vaccine hesitancy rises after J&J blow Trump says Prince Philip's death an 'irreplaceable loss' for UK MORE, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany and two assistant press secretaries. 

Pence has tested negative for the virus, but the growing number of cases out of the Trump administration raised concerns about the upcoming debate, especially because the president and first lady tested positive two days after attending the presidential debate last week. 


Following the president's diagnosis, the Commission on Presidential debates decided to space Harris and Pence 13 feet apart instead of seven feet apart. 

The plexiglass proposal was reportedly supported by Harris's team but not Pence's.

“If Sen. Harris wants to use a fortress around herself, have at it,” Pence spokeswoman Katie Miller said in a statement to Politico. 

Former Vice President BidenJoe BidenFour members of Sikh community among victims in Indianapolis shooting Overnight Health: NIH reverses Trump's ban on fetal tissue research | Biden investing .7B to fight virus variants | CDC panel to meet again Friday on J&J On The Money: Moderates' 0B infrastructure bill is a tough sell with Democrats | Justice Dept. sues Trump ally Roger Stone for unpaid taxes MORE suggested he would be open to using plexiglass in the upcoming presidential debate on Oct. 15. 

"I’m not an expert on it, but I think we should be very cautious," he said when asked whether plexiglass should be used at the forum.

South Carolina Democratic Senate candidate Jaime Harrison notably brought plexiglass to his debate against Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamWall Street spent .9B on campaigns, lobbying in 2020 election: study Biden aide: Ability to collect daily intel in Afghanistan 'will diminish' Leaving Afghanistan: Is it victory or defeat? MORE (R-S.C.) over the weekend.