Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) voiced her support for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's decision to not go to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to accept the party's nomination during the massively-scaled back Democratic National Convention (DNC).
The Biden campaign cited health concerns over the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in the United States as the primary reason for the candidate not traveling to the DNC.
"Oh, I think that we’re all learning this at the same time now, that he won’t be there, but I think it’s an indication of the seriousness with which he judges the — the situation," Pelosi told MSNBC on Wednesday.
"This — the pandemic is dangerous, and the increase in numbers just demands that we keep our distances. I commend him for doing that. It’s going to be a great convention. People will see it virtually and we’re very proud of him. I think it’s — it’s a great thing that he’s doing this early enough so the rest of us now are told we’re not coming either, I guess, and we can all make our plans from around the country for a great American victory for Joe Biden as he is nominated for president," she added.
The Republican National Convention (RNC) was originally slated to take place in Charlotte, North Carolina, but was then moved to Jacksonville, Florida, because of restrictions in place due to COVID-19. The Jacksonville move was then canceled as President Trump said it would not be appropriate to host a convention at that moment.