White House: Biden has no Waukesha visit planned
President Joe Biden will be in the Upper Midwest on Tuesday but has no plans to visit Waukesha after the deaths at the city’s Christmas parade.
Six people were killed and more than 60 injured when a driver roared through the parade on Nov. 21, with seven children still in the hospital as of Sunday. Police have said the driver, Darrell Brooks Jr., was speeding away from police and refused to stop even as an officer banged on the hood of his SUV.
Jenn Psaki was asked at Monday’s White House press briefing why President Joe Biden has not visited Waukesha in the wake of the deaths.
"Obviously any President going to visit a community requires a lot of assets, requires taking their resources. And it’s not something that I have a trip previewed at this point in time, but we remain in touch with local officials and certainly our hearts are with the community as they’ve gone through such a difficult time," Psaki said.
Biden said the day after the incident that he and his family "pray that that same spirit’s going to embrace and lift up all the victims of this tragedy, bring comfort to those recovering from the injuries, and wrapping the families of those who died in the support of their community."
Biden will be in Minnesota on Tuesday to promote the infrastructure bill during visit to Rosemount.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.