The President and Vice President travel to the southern state where Asian women were murdered this week.
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris traveled to Georgia on Friday to monitor the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and respond to the shooting at massage parlors in the Atlanta area that killed several Asian women.
The President and Vice President will meet with leaders of the Asian American community to discuss Tuesday’s shooting and the increased attacks on people with Asian appearance motivated by racism and hatred.
Authorities in Georgia have not yet confirmed that the massage parlor shooting was a hate crime, as the suspect said he committed the murders because of his personal sexual problems.
Biden and Harris will also meet with the leadership of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which is headquartered in Atlanta, to get the latest information on how the US is fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
Initially, the president and Vice president also planned to attend the rally as part of the “Help is here” campaign, which is being held by the White House after the adoption of the “Plan to Save America” worth $ 1.9 trillion. The rally was postponed because of the shooting that killed eight people, six of whom were of Asian descent.
Joe Biden is also scheduled to meet with Georgia Democratic leader Stacey Abrams, a former gubernatorial candidate. Under Abrams ‘ leadership, many observers believe, the Democrats were able to secure Joe Biden’s victory in the Georgia presidential election, marking the first Democratic presidential victory in that state since 1992.