The White House announced on Tuesday afternoon that President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden will travel to Houston on Friday after Texas experienced extreme weather conditions that are continuing to have devastating impacts on the state.
As reported by The Hill, Biden said that he wanted to make a trip to the disaster area, but the White House also said that it was considering the impact of a presidential visit.
Over the weekend, Psaki spoke with ABC News Chief Washington Correspondent Jonathan Karl on “This Week.”
Psaki said, “He is eager to go down to Texas and show his support…But he’s also very mindful of the fact that it’s not a light footprint for a president to travel to a disaster area. He does not want to take away resources or attention.”
Psaki also said that the White House has been in “close touch” with Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott and that the president is getting regular