2020 Election

Biden Calls a Lid Until Thursday

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Joe Biden will not be making public campaign appearances until Thursday night when he will have his final debate against President Donald Trump.

"[Joe Biden] is mostly about debate prep," CBS correspondent Ed O'Keefe said on Face the Nation. "He will not be seen again after today until Thursday night in Nashville at that next debate."

The former vice president has taken heat for avoiding public events and the media since the coronavirus pandemic began, and his campaign has made a regular practice of calling a lid to limit press access. O'Keefe reported that Biden will be using this time to prepare for the upcoming debate. His running mate Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) had to cancel in-person events last week after members of her team contracted the coronavirus, but she returned to the campaign trail Monday.

The final debate this coming Thursday will be held at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. NBC's Kristen Welker will be moderating.

Update: 1:29 p.m.: This post was updated to note that Kamala Harris is campaigning Monday.