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Medical Circumstances Force Biden to Cancel Event

The 74-year-old former vice president is under "doctor's orders" not to travel.

By NTK Staff | 08.15.2018 @3:00pm
Medical Circumstances Force Biden to Cancel Event

Former Vice President Joe Biden canceled a campaign event in Illinois on Tuesday, after “doctor’s orders” prevented him from traveling to the state, according a CNN report.

The Illinois state party announced on Facebook that the former vice president could not attend the Democrats’ fundraiser due to his illness.

Per CNN:

“Everyone who knows Vice President Biden knows that he gives our party and our country his all, but unfortunately he is sick and is under doctor’s orders not to travel,” Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association President Doug House said in a statement posted to FacebookTuesday night.

A spokesman for Biden said the former vice president is simply under the weather and will “be fine in a few days.” The spokesman would not comment on the record about Biden’s condition.

Biden is currently leading 2020 polls among Democratic primary candidates, but the race is well down the road.

Democratic 2016 candidate Hillary Clinton faced questions over her health during the campaign. If Biden is struggling to attend campaign fundraisers, the narrative could repeat in 2020.

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