Tuesday, September 20, 2022

WH Defends Biden’s Taxpayer-Funded $177K-an-hour Air Force One Trip — to Vote in Delaware; Official says Biden made hasty, expensive trip to vote in Delaware because ‘it was important’, and related stories

WH defends Biden’s taxpayer-funded $177K-an-hour Air Force One trip — to vote in Delaware:
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Wednesday was forced to defend President Biden’s Tuesday evening trip to Delaware on Air Force One — on the taxpayers’ dime — to vote in the state’s Democratic primary.
Critics called it wasteful, noting Biden could have voted early when he was in the state last weekend.
Jean-Pierre told reporters during a gaggle en route to the Detroit Auto Show that Biden wanted to show “the importance” of voting and to “say hello to poll workers” who are “under attack.”
The president employed two motorcades and Air Force One, which costs about $177,000 per hour to operate, for his surprise trip to participate in non-competitive primary elections.
He also stopped by his Wilmington, Del., home for about eight minutes before returning to DC.
Biden could have voted early when he was staying at his Wilmington house on Friday and Saturday — or he could have voted by mail. --->READ MORE HERE
AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe
Official says Biden made hasty, expensive trip to vote in Delaware because ‘it was important’:
The White House on Wednesday said President Biden’s abrupt trip to Delaware to vote in person, which cost taxpayers thousands of dollars, was justified by his busy schedule.
Critics said Mr. Biden could have used an absentee ballot or participated in early in-person voting when he was in Delaware over the weekend. Taxpayers had to pick up the tab for the extra Air Force One trip, plus the presidential motorcade and police escort to the polls.
“The president has a very heavy schedule. He’s the president of the United States. It worked out best for him to vote yesterday, to vote on Tuesday,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters aboard Air Force One. “He thought it was important to exercise his constitutional right to vote, as I just mentioned, and set an example by showing the importance of voting.”
Ms. Jean-Pierre added that by attending in person, Mr. Biden was able to say hello and thank poll workers for their efforts
“We know how under attack poll workers have been these past several years,” Ms. Jean-Pierre said.
She also said that past presidents have returned to their home states to vote.
On Tuesday evening, Mr. Biden abruptly left the White House on an unscheduled trip to Wilmington. The White House later said he went to vote in the state’s primary election. He returned to Washington a few hours later.
The move also caught some by surprise because there were no high-profile races in Delaware with the election for state auditor gaining the most attention. --->READ MORE HERE
Follow links below to related stories:

President Biden used taxpayer-funded jet, motorcades to vote in person rather than casting absentee ballot

Biden Jets to Delaware to Vote Instead of Using Mail Ballot

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