Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden’s campaign team canceled their event in Cleveland on Tuesday after three new crown-confirmed cases in Ohio,media outlet The Verge reported. Both campaigns said they were considering whether to cancel future events as well.
On Tuesday, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine declared a state of emergency after the state found a new crown and recommended that spectators attend large indoor sports events. The Sanders and Biden campaigns responded to the news by canceling a planned event in Cleveland, just a week before the state’s Democratic primary.
Senator Sanders wants to express his regret for the thousands of Ohioans who plan to participate tonight. Mike Casca, the Sanders campaign’s communications director, continued in a statement: “All future Bernie 2020 events will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. “
Kate Bedingfield, media director for the Biden campaign, said: “Former Vice President Biden thanked all his supporters, who had hoped to be with us in Cleveland tonight. “
Spokesmen for both campaigns said they were evaluating whether future events would take place. Biden’s campaign said it would “announce the status of future events in the coming days,” while the Sanders campaign said it would “assess whether the incident was canceled” “based on the case.”
At a news conference Tuesday night, Vice President Mike Pence raised the question of whether the Trump campaign would cancel the rally. “I’m very confident that the campaign will get the best information and make the most informed decisions,” Pence said. “