Bloomberg News reports:
Vice President Mike Pence’s team has agreed to allow a plexiglass divider for his side of the stage during Wednesday night’s vice-presidential debate with Kamala Harris, according to two people familiar with the matter.
The team asked why a shield was needed if the two candidates would be 12 feet apart, according to the people, who added late Tuesday night that they had yet to receive a response. They said, however, that they would comply with the rules in order for the debate to proceed as scheduled.
The concession came after Marc Short, Pence’s chief of staff, told the Washington Post earlier Tuesday that their team did not view plexiglass dividers as medically necessary, given that the two debaters will be more than 12 feet apart.