House Speaker Nancy Pelosi canceled an in-person dinner to be held for newly elected House Democrats after receiving heavy blowback because of the coronavirus pandemic.
On Friday, NBC News reported that Pelosi would host the members-elect at an indoor venue on Capitol Hill. Pelosi said a Capitol physician had approved the event, and that tables would be “very spaced” in order to comply with social distancing protocols.
Pelosi came under fire both because of the risk the event posed, and because it was seen as hypocritical since government officials throughout the country have restricted indoor dining because of an uptick in coronavirus cases.
Source: Daily Caller