President Joe Biden plans to mark the milestone of 500,000 Americans killed by the COVID-19 virus with a somber ceremony Monday evening at the White House.
First lady Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and second gentleman Doug Emhoff will join Biden in a candle-lighting ceremony outside on the White House South Portico at sunset followed by a moment of silence. Biden is also set to deliver remarks to reflect on the tragedy beforehand
White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced Biden also would order flags flown at half-staff on all federal properties for five days.
The evening before Inauguration Day, Biden and Harris observed the 400,000-death milestone in a sunset ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial. So This won’t be the first time he’s exploited Americans dying for low-info voter clicks and views.