December 7, 2023


His visit comes as some Democrats have kept their distance from the president.

With the clock ticking toward next month’s midterm elections, President Joe Biden on Thursday traveled to battleground Pennsylvania to tout his infrastructure law and stump for Democratic Senate nominee John Fetterman.

Biden’s first stop was in Pittsburgh to visit Fern Hollow Bridge — which collapsed earlier this year when Biden was visiting the state. Fetterman, the state’s lieutenant governor, joined him there.

“You all told me about the emergency workers and pull the survivors to safety,” Biden said at the bridge site. “There were heroes that day, and a complete catastrophe was avoided. But it never should have come to this.”

Biden gave remarks on the progress in the rebuilding of the bridge, which he said will now be done in a single year thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law — one of the major legislative victories his administration’s been highlighting ahead of the Nov. 8 midterms.

Later Thursday, Biden is going to Philadelphia for a fundraiser in support of Fetterman, who’s running against Republican Dr. Mehmet Oz in one of the most competitive Senate races in the country.

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