(PatriotNewsDaily.com) – Next week, President Biden is scheduled to travel to Maui following the devastating wildfires, where he is set to meet with first responders on the island.
On Wednesday, press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre issued a statement noting that the President and the First Lady would be traveling to Maui to meet both state and local leaders and look at the damage caused by the wildfires. The visit will also help determine what steps should be taken next to assist in the recovery efforts.
The wildfires have caused 100 deaths on the island, and that number is expected to end up being even higher as the search and rescue efforts continue. Both residential and business properties were destroyed across the island, while many people had to flee into the ocean in an attempt to escape the fire.
Jean-Pierre stated that the President continued to be engaged in the response efforts and has argued that he is willing to provide the people of Maui with everything necessary in order to recover from the disaster caused by the fire. According to the National Fire Protection Association, this is the deadliest fire in the U.S. in the past century or more.
Last Thursday, Biden was blasted over his remarks about Maui. The incident had occurred after Biden had refused to provide any additional statements about the wildfires during a vacation in Delaware. This led to many Republicans claiming that the U.S. President should be taking more action to address the wildfires and devastation.
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