President Joe Biden defended himself from criticism that he should visit the southern border while he is in Arizona.
“There are more important things going on,” Biden told reporters Tuesday on the White House South Lawn. “They’re going to invest billions of dollars in the new enterprise in the state.”
Biden is traveling to Phoenix to help Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company announce its plans for a second microchip facility in the state, increasing its commitment from $12 billion to $40 billion, one of the country’s largest foreign direct investments.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was needled during Monday’s press briefing about why Biden was flying to Arizona, but not spending time at the border while in the state. Read more…