BREAKING NEWS – Alexandria, Virginia – NBC News anchor Chuck Todd lost control of the second and final Virginia gubernatorial debate between Terry McAuliffe and Glenn Youngkin after a third-party candidate disrupted the political showdown from the audience.
Princess Blanding, a progressive candidate running in the Liberation Party, began shouting towards the stage roughly 15 minutes into the debate.
“I am on the ballot! Why am I not on that stage?” Blanding asked. “This is not democracy!”
Todd eventually reached for his cell phone to make a call. After the debate he addressed the incident. “People were under the impression that I was calling security, and I was not,” he explained. “Actually I was calling Joy Reid to come to the debate. I know she could’ve shouted down Blanding because she can get just as angry… and loud.”