(PatrioticPost.com)- President Joe Biden canceled a speech he was set to give to the State Department in Washington, D.C. on Monday night. The reason?
A bit of snow.
The newly-inaugurated president was set to address State Department workers with his new Secretary of State Tony Blinken. It would have been the first opportunity for the president to address workers in the department…well, the workers he hasn’t fired already.
But on Monday, reporters were informed by the White House that the speech was “rescheduled due to inclement weather.”
Amazingly, the State Department is less than a mile away from the White House, but Biden’s representatives claimed that the speech needed to be rescheduled to a later date to ensure that workers were safe.
Workers…or the oldest president in American history?
“He looks forward to visiting later this week when the agency’s staff and diplomats can more safely commute to attend,” White House officials added.
A couple of inches of snow that fell in D.C. this week also caused the Democrat-controlled Senate to cancel a planned vote on Biden’s Homeland Security pick, Alejandro Mayorkas.
The new date for the vote is Tuesday.
ROLL CALL VOTE UPDATE: The previously scheduled roll call vote for Monday, February 1st on the Mayorkas nomination will be moved to Tuesday’s session of the Senate.
— Senate Cloakroom (@SenateCloakroom) February 1, 2021
Biden managed to avoid lots of other work during the snow dusting in D.C, too, reportedly deciding to work from home instead.
On Sunday, Biden’s staff tweeted a photograph of him walking outside the West Wing with a message reading, “Grateful for the short commute on days like these.”
Grateful for the short commute on days like these. pic.twitter.com/unUej4WhpB
— President Biden (@POTUS) February 1, 2021
Biden’s extreme caution over the snow appeared to be unnecessary, as the major roadways in Washington, D.C., were cleared by Sunday night.
And when more snow fell on Monday, the Office of Personnel Management kept their offices open.
But don’t worry! People reported that President Biden’s German Shepherds had a great time playing in the snow.
So it’s all fine…