Joe Biden’s inaugural parade has been cancelled just a few days before the Electoral vote is to be certified.
Apparently, it will be replaced with a short walk to the White House, and a “virtual parade.”
Allegedly, the parade was cancelled due to the dreaded coronavirus pandemic.
As usual, Joe Biden’s lackluster popularity is being masked by smoke and mirrors.
Some are pointing out the eary similarities of Biden’s parade cancellation and Hillary Clinton’s cancellation of her own inaugural fireworks just days before losing to President Donald J. Trump in 2016.
President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration parade has been cancelled in favor of a virtual version designed to limit crowds during the coronavirus era.
Organizers announced the changes on Sunday, saying that a 'virtual parade across America' will be held instead of the traditional procession on Inauguration Day, January 20.
Following the swearing-in ceremony on the west front of the US Capitol, Biden and his wife, first lady Jill Biden, will join Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and her husband in participating in a socially distanced Pass in Review on the Capitol's opposite front side. Those are military traditions where Biden will review the readiness of military troops.
Biden will also receive a traditional presidential escort with representatives from every branch of the military from 15th Street in Washington to the White House.
That, the Presidential Inaugural Committee says, will be socially distanced too, while 'providing the American people and world with historic images of the President-elect proceeding to the White House without attracting large crowds'.
Workers in recent days began dismantling an inaugural parade reviewing stand in front of the White House as Biden's transition team continues to prepare for festivities that will be mostly virtual.
Twitter reacted to the parade cancellation:
Breitbart has more on the "reimagined" inauguration event:
The development is the latest indication that Biden will be sworn in in a low-key way, assuming the Republicans’ expected attempts this week to challenge electors proves unsuccessful.
In December, Biden’s advisors said in a press release that the “historic ceremony” will include “vigorous health and safety protocols,” and “honors and resembles sacred American traditions while keeping Americans safe and preventing the spread of COVID-19 [Chinese coronavirus].”
“The ceremony’s footprint will be extremely limited, and the parade that follows will be reimagined,” the PIC said.
“The PIC is urging the public to refrain from any travel and participate in the inaugural activities from home,” the committee said.
It also recommended supporters should “limit gatherings during the inauguration,” a theme that was implemented during the campaign, which saw Biden play to tiny, well-spaced groups of backers.
“Our goal is to create an inauguration that keeps people safe, honors the grand traditions of the Presidency, and showcases the Biden-Harris Administration’s renewed American vision for an inclusive, equitable, and unified citizenry,” PIC CEO Tony Allen said.
The news has left some pondering whether this is a sign that Biden may not actually be inaugurated at all.
One user even compared the news to Hillary Clinton's cancellation of her inaugural fireworks just a few days before the 2016 election.
Others pointd to the fact that Kamala Harris still hasn't given up her Senate seat.
It sure seems that something is amiss.
I suppose that happens when you attempt to steal a presidential election though.