Joe Biden has traveled to California to see first-hand the losses inflicted by wildfires as the state fights with a devastating wildfire season on track to surpass 2020’s, the worst fire season on record.
Biden is in his first ever trip to the West while president.
Biden said that he expected his Republican opponents to attack him rather than debate his merits with the $3.5 trillion spending package.
“These fires are blinking code red for our nation,”Joe Biden
‘These fires are blinking code red for our nation,’ Biden said Monday at Mather International Airport in Sacramento County.
While in California, the president was also scheduled to campaign with the state’s Democratic Governor, Gavin Newsom, the Republican facing a re-election challenge on Tuesday.
Biden will end the day in Long Beach at a campaign rally facing off with California Democrats Gavin Newsom, who faces expulsion Tuesday.
Biden saw for himself the damage in California as his Marine One helicopter flew over a landscape obscured by unrelenting wildfires.
In Idaho, there are 22 fires burning now; in California, there are 13 firefights, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.
Why did the White House live stream cut out right when Biden started asking a question 🤨 pic.twitter.com/pBqDe0BAov
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