It might not have been a surprise to some, but news that Joe Biden would not be coming to Milwaukee for the Democratic National Convention isn’t what many in Milwaukee wanted to hear.
Organizers knew the city would have a scaled back role in the nominating convention because of the coronavirus pandemic, but the latest development was the final nail in the coffin.
“It sucks for the city, but this was kind of out of our control,” Bucks Senior Vice President Alex Lasry said to WTMJ’s John Mercure. “There’s not really much we can do with a viral pandemic going on.”
Lasry helped lead the effort to bring the convention to Milwaukee.
“Every day you were just hoping that we could get there,” he said. “The virus doesn’t care about our plans, doesn’t care what we want to do, and the only way we can get back to some semblance of normality is to take this seriously.
The DNC was to be held Aug. 17 – 20 at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee.
Lasry says everything is still fluid when asked what to expect now during those dates.
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