Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden’s campaign will suspend its television advertising on Friday, the anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, The Hill reports.
“On September 11th, Vice President Biden will commemorate the anniversary of the attack on our country and will honor the incredible bravery, tragedy, and loss we experienced on that day,” Michael Gwin, the deputy rapid response director for Biden for President, said in a statement to The Hill.
The nonprofit 9/11 Day previously called on Biden and President Donald Trump to suspend their advertising for the day, but the Trump campaign has yet to announce any such move, and did not respond to The Hill’s request for comment. Both candidates are scheduled to appear in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, on Friday, the location of the Flight 93 National Memorial, to commemorate the anniversary.
“We respectfully request that you instruct your campaign staff, on this one sacred day, to voluntarily suspend political advertising, as well as campaign- or partisan-related appearances and social and traditional media activities on September 11, 2020, in favor of nonpartisan expressions of service, remembrance, unity and prayer,” 9/11 Day President David Paine wrote in a message to the Biden and Trump campaigns in August, according to The Hill.
All major party presidential candidates have abided by the 9/11 Campaign Moratorium since it was established in 2004, including Trump in his first election in 2016.
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