Joe Biden Hosting Holiday Party for Democrats Before Visiting Victims of Waukesha Massacre

US President Joe Biden speaks before signing bills at the White House in Washington, DC, on November 30, 2021. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP) (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)
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President Joe Biden is scheduled to host a Holiday party on Tuesday, as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

The party will be for the Democratic National Committee as Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are expected to attend and deliver remarks even as victims of the Waukesha Christmas Parade massacre wait for a visit from either.

All guests are required to be vaccinated, according to a copy of the invitation sent to donors and Democrat officials.

The president and his administration continue warning Americans about the spread of the omicron variant of the virus, urging vaccines and mask-wearing to help stop the spread of the disease.

The Centers for Disease Control advised Americans in a December 2021 update to “avoid crowded, poorly ventilated spaces” during the holiday season and “wear a mask in public indoor settings.”

Biden’s staff still requires public officials, visitors, and journalists to wear masks in the White House as a precaution to stop the spread of the virus.

The invitation for the party promises guests the White House will follow “the most up-to-date CDC guidelines” but it is unclear whether guests will be required to wear masks.

Editor’s Note: This article incorrectly stated that President Joe Biden would be hosting a party for his political allies at the White House before he deigned to visit survivors of the Waukesha Christmas parade massacre, which occurred three weeks ago. The headline and first paragraph have been edited to clarify that President Joe Biden is actually hosting a party for his political allies elsewhere in Washington, DC, before he deigned to visit survivors of the Waukesha Christmas parade massacre, which occurred three weeks ago.

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