Joe Biden said Sunday the already rescheduled Democratic National Convention may have to be a “virtual” event because of social distancing guidelines amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“Well, we’re going to have to do a convention, may have to do a virtual convention,” the former vice president and 2020 Democratic presidential frontrunner said on ABC News’ “This Week.”
“I think we should be thinking about that right now. The idea of holding a convention is going to be necessary, but we may not be able to put 10,000, 20,000, 30,000 people in one place and that’s very possible.”
The Democratic National Committee announced last week that it was postponing the convention in Milwaukee from July 13 to 16 to the week of Aug. 17 because of uncertainties about the spread of the virus.
The Republican National Convention will be held in Charlotte, N.C., from Aug. 24 to 27.
President Trump said he sees no reason to change the plan.
“We have no contingency plan. We’re having the convention at the end of August, and we think by the end of August we’re going to be in great shape. It’s going to be in North Carolina, Charlotte, and I think we’re going to have a great convention,” he said at the White House coronavirus task force briefing on Saturday.
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