Biden Snubs Waukesha Christmas Parade Attack Victims: No 'Plan' to Visit
Six innocent people were killed in massacre, including 8-year-old child
Democrat Joe Biden has snubbed the victims of the attack on a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
Police arrested Darrell Brooks, 39, for driving his SUV through the crowd and killing 6 people, including an 8-year-old child, and injuring dozens more.
Brooks has been charged with six counts of first-degree intentional homicide, a charge that carries a mandatory life sentence if convicted.
He is also likely to face more charges.
However, despite the horrific nature of the massacre, and the pain the attack has inflicted on the community, Biden has no "plan" to visit the city and pay his respects.
According to White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, Biden won't be visiting Waukesha because the trip to the city "requires a lot of assets."
"Since the President said that this administration is monitoring the situation in Waukesha closely, it has been revealed by prosecutors that the assailant — the assailant swerved his truck side to side as part of an intentional act to run over as many people as possible,” a reporter said at Monday’s White House press briefing.
"Six people are dead. Some children remain hospitalized.”
“Why hasn’t the President visited the members of this Christmas parade attack?” the reporter asked Psaki.
"Obviously any president going to visit a community requires a lot of assets ... requires taking their resources," Psaki said.
"And it's not something that I have a trip to preview at this point in time, but we remain in touch with local officials."
Doocy: "Since [Biden] said that this administration is monitoring the situation in Waukesha closely, it has revealed...the assailant swerved his truck side-to-side to run over as many people as possible...Why hasn't [he] visited the members of this Christmas parade attack?" (6/6) pic.twitter.com/dAUvsP64Ff— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) November 29, 2021
A vigil was held in Waukesha on Sunday afternoon to mark a week since Brooks plowed his SUV into the Christmas parade.
Brooks was charged by prosecutors on Monday with a sixth count of first-degree intentional homicide after an 8-year-old boy died from injuries sustained during the attack.
Investigators have yet to reveal a motive.