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In interview on MSNBC, Joe Biden says it's 'hard to envision' DNC going on as planned

Joe Biden suspends campaign events amid coronavirus spread
Posted at 9:58 AM, Apr 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-01 13:04:14-04

MILWAUKEE — During an interview on MSNBC'S "11th Hour," Joe Biden told Brian Williams that he wasn't sure that the Democratic National Convention will go on as planned in July.

The convention is scheduled to take place July 13 to July 16 at Fiserv Forum.

In an interview with host Williams, Biden said that holding the convention should be based on what experts recommend.

"These challenging times require us to be deeply thoughtful about the important and unprecedented moment in which we’re living. Providing an opportunity for our candidate to reaffirm our democratic values, unify the party and share his vision for a safer and stronger future for our country has never before felt more important," said Democratic National Committee CEO Joe Solmonese. "As we continue to put plans in place for a successful Democratic National Convention this summer, we will balance protecting the health and well-being of convention attendees and our host city with our responsibility to deliver this historic and critical occasion.”

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez told NPR in March that the convention was not in jeopardy because of COVID-19.

As of Wednesday morning, there were over 700 positive cases of coronavirus in Milwaukee County.

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