BOSTON (WWLP) - Senator Scott Brown is pulling out of Tuesday's scheduled senatorial debate, amid concerns about Hurricane Sandy.
A statement from Brown's campaign sent to 22News read:
"The Scott Brown campaign today announced that out of concern for the hardship faced by people in the path of Hurricane Sandy that he will not be participating in tomorrow's fourth and final debate. It is simply not appropriate to go forward with a political debate when a disaster strikes. The focus for all of us before, during, and after the storm needs to be on emergency response and disaster relief, not campaigns and politics."
Brown's Democratic challenger, Elizabeth Warren, agreed that due to the concern for the storm, that the debate should not happen.
A statement from her campaign sent to 22News read:
"Elizabeth believes the focus now must be on public safety and ensuring people get the help they need during the storm and in its aftermath. With the concern for public safety and cleanup paramount, Elizabeth believes the debate should not be held tomorrow."
Both Brown and Warren cancelled campaign events on Monday as the storm spun offshore, ready to make landfall in southern New Jersey on Monday night.
The debate was scheduled for 7:00 P.M. at WGBH's studios in Boston.