Congressional debate turns fiery between Barr, Hicks

Election 2020

(AP) — A fiery debate between Republican U.S. Rep. Andy Barr and his Democratic opponent Josh Hicks turned personal as they clashed over the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic. Hicks said Barr lied about some lawsuits he filed as part of his practice. Barr said Hicks lied about protecting coverage for people with pre-existing health conditions. Their faceoff in the 6th District race came as absentee ballot voting has begun in Kentucky. Early in-person voting starts next week ahead of the Nov. 3 election. Barr defended the federal response to the health crisis while Hicks gave President Donald Trump’s administration a failing grade.