Libertarian presidential nominee Jo Jorgensen had to cancel a planned campaign rally appearance set for Saturday after she was bit by a bat.
Jorgensen has been an official member of the Libertarian Party since 1983. She served as Harry Browne’s running mate during the party’s 1996 campaign. Jorgensen was expected to stump across Louisiana and Mississippi on Saturday, but will miss the first event of the weekend.
“I will not be able to attend the campaign rally tomorrow morning. I will be getting a rabies vaccine as a precaution after having been bitten by a bat near the start of this campaign tour,” Jorgensen tweeted Friday. Jorgensen’s campaign wrote on Facebook that she would get a rabies vaccine on the advice of her doctor, though she later tweeted that she did not believe the bat was rabid. Initial scares of the China-virus claimed that the pandemic started with a bat, but no evidence has been found proving this alleged cause.
The candidate indicated she was still planning on attending events for her campaign on Saturday afternoon in Mississippi.
…the #LetHerSpeak rally in Hattiesburg later in the afternoon.
The #LetHerSpeak convoy to Hattiesburg is on time, and is scheduled to depart at 2 PM.
— Jo Jorgensen (@Jorgensen4POTUS) August 8, 2020