With many events cancelled and social distancing guidelines in place to stop the spread of the coronavirus, top democrats are signaling that more than likely the Democratic National Convention will be cancelled ahead of the 2020 presidential election, Fox News is reporting.
“I’m not sure we’re going to have a convention,” Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., a top ally of former Vice President Joe Biden, told Fox News.
Cleaver added, “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.”
Biden remains the party’s leading candidate. Earlier this week, however, Biden told MSNBC that he doesn’t “envision” the convention going on as planned with the current crisis.
“I think the DNC and the RNC both have to evaluate all of their options,” Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., told Fox News. “But we need to pray that we get through this quickly, but we also need to very carefully consider any large gatherings for the next year.”
As we continue our countdown to the 2020 Democratic National Convention scheduled for July 13-16 in Milwaukee, WI, we’re faced with the unprecedented challenge as a country of responding to #COVID19. In this climate of uncertainty, we wanted to share an update on planning: pic.twitter.com/OMoS5hThIA
— 2020 #DemConvention 🇺🇸 (@DemConvention) March 14, 2020
The convention is set for July 13-16 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Ahead of the event, the Convention has put out several statements indicating that they are monitoring the situation closely and will make decision to ensure “health, safety, and well-being” of attendees.
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“If Sinema and Manchin really want to honor the legacy of Dr. King and all the people who fought for civil rights and voting rights in this country, what they would do is to carve out for voting rights with the filibuster” he continued.
“But for some reason they are stuck with these rules that are backwards…The filibuster has been used to block civil rights legislation forever and so we need to stop that. We evolved. Just because there is a rule doesn’t mean that that rule can’t change. The Constitution is amended. So it’s time to amend the rules. And fight and, and protect the most sacred right that we have as Americans, and that is the right to vote.”
Lemon then quotes Dr. Martin Luther King about a “white moderate, who is more devoted to ‘order’ than to justice….who lives by a mythical concept of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait for a ‘more convenient season.”
That sounds like the moderates, says Lemon, referring to Senators Manchin and Sinema. “And you’re supposed to be a Democrat who espouses to the ideals of Dr. King. That’s bull***t that’s B.S.”
"That’s bull … That’s BS. And you should be ashamed of yourself. You are a hypocrite." @donlemon unloads on lawmakers who want to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. while standing in the way of voting rights reform by opposing the filibuster. pic.twitter.com/UKX0tQGI2E
— New Day (@NewDay) January 18, 2022
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