GOP debate live: DeSantis criticizes Trump for missing a rally in Michigan

The second Republican debate is currently taking place in Simi Valley, California, at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. 

Several contenders have chastised Donald Trump for skipping the debate to speak to autoworkers in Michigan. 

Seven candidates qualified for the debate, which will be televised on Fox Business and Univision  

moderated by Fox News Media's Dana Perino and Stuart Varney and Univision's Ilia Calderón. 

On stage are Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, former Vice President Mike Pence, Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina, 

former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, former New Jersey Governor Chris 

To qualify, candidates required to have at least 3% support in two national surveys or 3% in one national poll  

and two polls from four early-voting states: Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina. 

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