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Biden: 'Hard to Envision' Dem Convention Happening As Scheduled

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By    |   Wednesday, 01 April 2020 11:00 AM

It is "hard to envision” the Democratic National Convention taking place on time due to the coronavirus crisis, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden told MSNBC, acknowledging for the first time that the event scheduled for July 13-16 in Milwaukee might have to be altered.

"It's hard to envision that" so many people would be able to gather in one place, Biden said on Tuesday night, suggesting that "we should listen to the scientists" and experts about what is best for public health.

The former vice president added, however, that  there is time to figure out what to do, saying “Who knows by the time we get into… June, July, August, September what it’s going to look like.”

Other prominent Democrats also weighed in on the issue, with top Biden ally Rep. Emanuel Cleaver conceding to Fox News on Wednesday that he is "not sure we're going to have a convention.”

The Missouri congressman added that “I think both parties are very likely, I hope, to agree on postponing the convention or doing something that won’t bring thousands of people together to kill each other ultimately with COVID-19."

However, President Donald Trump has said there is no way he would cancel the Republican National Convention scheduled for August 24-27 in Charlotte.

But Cleaver pointed out that the Olympics, scheduled for July, is already postponed until next year,” stressing that “I don't think it's outlandish to start thinking about the conventions."

Democratic National Convention Committee communications director Katie Peters said “we're exploring a range of contingency options to ensure we can deliver a successful convention without unnecessary risk to public health,” emphasizing that “This is a very fluid situation — and the convention is still more than three months away.”

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It is "hard to envision" the Democratic National Convention taking place on time due to the coronavirus crisis, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden told MSNBC, acknowledging for the first time that the event scheduled for July 13-16 in Milwaukee might have to be...
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