DNC Chair Tom Perez: Dem Convention Will Happen

Axios reports:

In an interview with “Axios on HBO,” Democratic National Committee chair Tom Perez flatly denied that he was even entertaining the idea of canceling July’s Democratic convention in Milwaukee and replacing it with an online convention due to the coronavirus outbreak.

In the interview, which was taped Monday in Florida and will air Sunday night at 6pm ET/PT, I asked Perez whether he would cancel the Democratic convention given that major companies are canceling events across the country because of the virus. “No,” Perez replied.

“We are working with our state and local partners, and I’m confident that we work a plan that will enable us to have our convention,” he said. He added that the DNC was in touch with local, state and federal public health officials and monitoring the situation “every single day.”