Joe Biden will not travel to Milwaukee to accept the Democratic presidential nomination this month and will instead address delegates remotely from his home state of Delaware, the Democratic National Committee announced today.
Biden’s decision came after public health experts cited the deteriorating coronavirus pandemic as a reason to limit travel.
“From the very beginning of this pandemic, we put the health and safety of the American people first. We followed the science, listened to doctors and public health experts, and we continued making adjustments to our plans in order to protect lives,” Democratic National Chairman Tom Perez said. “That’s the kind of steady and responsible leadership America deserves. And that’s the leadership Joe Biden will bring to the White House.”
Gov. Phil Murphy said last week that he did not plan to travel to Milwaukee.
Other speakers will also address the convention remotely.