Biden Shuns Locals Endangered By East Palestine, Ohio Chemical Spill

  • President Biden has made 14 trips across the U.S. and around the globe over the past seven weeks, but none to East Palestine, Ohio — the site of a train derailment that spilled toxic chemicals into the community — despite repeated promises to do so.
  • Taking heat from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, Mr. Biden has insisted he will go to East Palestine “at some point,” but a trip has not been announced.
  • White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre did not respond to multiple requests for comment. Last week, she told reporters there was nothing to share about the town, where residents fear for their health and safety from toxic contamination that officials say will take years to clean up.
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