‘He’s Visited Many Communities’: White House Press Secretary Excuses Biden Visiting Buffalo But Not Waukesha
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White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre gave a lame, weak answer when she was asked why President Biden will visit Buffalo after the killing of ten people over the weekend by an alleged white supremacist but had not ever visited Waukesha, Wisconsin after the alleged killing of six people by a black motorist.

“How come the president is visiting Buffalo after a senseless tragedy there but he couldn’t visit Waukesha after six were killed and 61 injured in an attack on a Christmas parade there?” Fox News’ Peter Doocy asked.

“I mean, he’s visited many communities,” Jean-Pierre said.

“Buffalo, he was, you know, he’s able to go tomorrow to Buffalo, uh, uh, before the trip; that was something that was important for him to do, but he has visited many other communities. Buffalo‘s not the first community, sadly, that he has to go up to because of a violent attack. That’s not the first one, so he’s been to many others,” Jean-Pierre protested.

After the Waukesha attack, former White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Biden had no plans to visit Waukesha, arguing “any president going to visit a community requires a lot of assets” and requires “taking their resources,” Newsweek noted.

The 39-year-old black male who allegedly killed six people and injured dozens more at a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, last November 21 by driving an SUV into the crowd reportedly kept driving with his head out the window after a body on the windshield blocked his view.

Seventy-one new counts were filed against the attacker — who is named in accordance with Daily Wire policy on not publishing names and photographs of alleged mass murderers – in mid-January, according to an amended criminal complaint CBS affiliate WDJT examined. He faced a total of 77 charges in the incident that left six people dead and dozens more injured.

“The medical examiner found that five victims died of multiple blunt force injuries, and the sixth, a child, died of ‘Craniocerebral Injures from blunt force trauma to the head,’ the complaint said,” CBS News reported, adding, “More than 60 people were injured, including at least 18 children, authorities said. … According to the complaint, [the attacker] hit people from eight different groups participating in the parade, as well as spectators, in a 5-block span.”

The six victims were identified as Jackson Sparks, 8; Tamara Durand, 52; Jane Kulich, 52; LeAnna Owen, 71; Virginia Sorenson, 79; and Wilhelm Hospel, 81.

Nearly a month after the six victims were killed, First Lady Jill Biden managed a trip to Waukesha to visit some of the injured victims. “The first lady is the first member of the administration to meet with anyone from Waukesha since the crash that killed six people and injured more than 60,” CNN noted.

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