Former Vice President and presidential candidate Joe Biden and the rest of the convention speakers will not be travelling to Wisconsin for the Democratic National Convention.
The reason for the sudden change is reportedly due to do concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, according to a recent release from its committee.
This comes after over 100 law enforcement agencies across the country withdrew from contracts to provide security for the event, which is set to feature Democrat lawmakers who have advocated to defund the police.
The DNC announced via press release that the speakers will not be risking the infection of others or themselves, and will not be travelling to Milwaukee "in order to prevent risking the health of our host community as well as the convention’s production teams, security officials, community partners, media and others necessary to orchestrate the event."
"In accordance with this guidance, Vice President Joe Biden will no longer travel to Milwaukee and will instead address the nation and accept the Democratic nomination from his home state of Delaware. Details about the location of the speech will be released at a later time. Other speakers who had been planning to come to Milwaukee will not travel to the city," the release concluded.
Biden has rarely been seen out of his home since the beginning of the pandemic. The convention is set to kick off on August 17.