NBC News reports:
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will meet with Asian American community leaders during a scheduled visit to Georgia on Friday in the wake of the spa shootings in Atlanta that left eight people dead, six of whom were women of Asian descent.
Biden and Harris’ visit to Atlanta, which will be their first joint trip since taking office, had initially been scheduled as part of the administration’s “Help is Here” tour promoting the $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief package.
While the aid package will be a key focus of their trip, administration officials said the visit was adjusted in response to the shootings.
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NEW: President Biden and VP Harris to meet with Asian-American leaders in Georgia to offer support after shooting rampage.
They had initially planned to visit Atlanta to promote the Covid-19 relief package. https://t.co/9oAr9sRXJL
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