Earlier today, Fox News producer Pat Ward reported that Joe Biden’s campaign had not consented to an inspection for earpieces:
The Trump campaign wants the Biden campaign to allow a third party to inspect the ears of the debaters for electronic devices or transmitters. The President has consented to this inspection, but Biden has not – so far. (2/3)
— Pat Ward (@WardDPatrick) September 29, 2020
But according to New York Post Washington correspondent Ebony Bowden, Biden’s campaign agreed to the inspection — and then changed their mind:
NEW: Joe Biden’s campaign agreed to an inspection for electronic ear pieces at tonight’s debate several days ago but are now declining, a source familiar tells me.
— Ebony Bowden (@ebonybowden) September 29, 2020
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) September 29, 2020
Keep in mind that this is according to an unnamed source, so a grain of salt or two is good to have around just in case.
— Jeryl Bier (@JerylBier) September 29, 2020
But one thing is for sure: Biden’s handlers don’t exactly seem eager about tonight’s performance. Maybe they should forget about the two 30-minute breaks and just have Joe take a nap instead.
Joe Biden's campaign spox responds to allegations of pre-debate funny business by 'playing that game' https://t.co/5ateStFOVO
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 29, 2020