Joe Biden To Visit Kenosha “As Soon As Possible”

The New York Times reports:

Tom Perez, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, said on Tuesday that Joseph R. Biden Jr. planned to visit Kenosha “as soon as possible” to help calm the city — and slammed President Trump’s trip there as an attempt to fuel “hate.” Mr. Perez, speaking on a conference call with reporters, said Mr. Biden’s team was working on plans for a visit, “but he wants to make sure he gets to talk to everyone,” including the families of two protesters killed in a confrontation last week.

Mr. Perez, who headed the Justice Department’s civil rights division under former President Barack Obama, cited Mr. Trump’s defense of the teenager accused of killing the protesters as evidence that “hate has become mainstream with President Trump’s blessing.” Local officials, including Governor Tony Evers, a Democrat, had called for Mr. Trump to cancel or delay his visit, as Mr. Biden has done.