Opponent or not, Chris Kluwe is going to be debating Minnesota's proposed constitutional marriage amendment.
Kluwe, a vocal advocate for gay marriage who has recently been speaking out against the proposed constitutional marriage amendment, reportedly sent out letters to 10 prominent Minnesota Republicans asking them to take part in a public debate over the proposed amendment.
The Vikings punter has made it clear he plans to take part in the debate at 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, at the Brave New Workshop. Twin Cities radio personality Tom Barnard has signed on to act as moderator for the debate.
Senate District 49 candidate Keith Downey (R-Edina) was among those who made the guest list, though Downey said he hadn't actually received an invitation as of Wednesday.
"I'm not sure there's a need to debate a football player outside of my district," Downey said.
On Thursday afternoon, Kluwe took to Twitter to provide an update on whether he'd found an opponent.
"As of now the empty chair is still my leading debate opponent. We'll be at The Brave New Workshop tomorrow at 5pm to discuss things," he tweeted.
Use the embedded video above to watch along and see if anyone actually shows up to debate Kluwe or if he's forced to handle things Eastwood-style and argue with an empty chair.
A special thanks goes out to our friends at The UpTake for supplying the live video feed.