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Local Democrats cancel outdoor Inauguration Day watch party

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Posted at 2:20 PM, Jan 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-07 15:20:39-05

Local Democrats have cancelled plans to hold a local Inauguration Day watch party on Jan 20.

Former Nueces County Democratic Chair Joseph Ramirez said several of the group's members originally had hoped to planned to fly to Washington for the historic event, but those plans were cancelled because of COVID-19 concerns.

Instead, it chose to hold a local drive-in style event, but that has, too, been cancelled for safety reasons after Wednesday's U.S. Capitol building riots.

Ramirez said two possible locations for the event already had been chosen, but after yesterday's riots in Washington, the group decided not to move forward with its plan.

"Out of an abundance of caution for the safety of Democrats in our area, we have decided to cancel the Inauguration Watch Party," he said. "After yesterday's events, some just don't feel safe."