Biden Skips Over East Palestine, Ohio, After Promising Visit

 August 17, 2023

In March, President Joe Biden made a promise to visit East Palestine, Ohio.

Residents in the working-class town who had their lives turned upside down by a dangerous train derailment haven't seen him yet.

But they have seen his jet.

Instead of landing in East Palestine, Ohio, and keeping his word to visit and comfort the people of that town, Biden just flew over it.

Biden never had any real plans to visit, he just wanted the brownie points for saying that he would.

Ohio Senator J.D. Vance recently detailed just how catastrophic the derailment was for people living in his state:

It is difficult to fathom how a singular event could upend the daily lives of thousands of our fellow Americans. Hundreds of tons of toxic chemicals polluted the ground they walked, the water they drank, and the air they breathed. The disaster created new uncertainties for everyone nearby. Do I have to find a new home? Is my small businesses going to survive? Will I suffer long-term health effects?

Biden promised to visit the town "at some point."

I guess that point is still in the future then, huh?