by Penka Arsova
Joe Biden pleaded with Americans on the eve of Thanksgiving Day to skip family tradition for the holiday and help hinder the spread of the coronavirus. Meanwhile, he has remained silent on reports of several high-profile Democrats who violated their own pandemic-related rules.
What he said: Biden gave a Thanksgiving address on Wednesday where he largely spoke about the coronavirus pandemic and his plan on how to handle it. He echoed calls from public health officials to scale down Thanksgiving celebrations and said he will do the same.
“We all have a role to play in beating this crisis. The federal government has vast powers to combat this virus. And I commit to you I will use all those powers to lead a national coordinated response,” he continued. “But the federal government can’t do it alone. Each of us has a responsibility in our own lives to do what we can to slow the virus. Every decision we make matters. Every decision we make can save a life.”
Biden noted that he and his wife, Jill Biden, plan to celebrate Thanksgiving in their Delaware home, with their daughter and son-in-law, while “the rest of the family will be doing the same thing in small groups.”