Fox News reporter Peter Doocy pressed White House press secretary Jen Psaki on why President Joe Biden hasn’t visited the Waukesha, Wisconsin, community after last Sunday’s massacre left six dead, including an 8-year-old child, and dozens injured. Victims remain hospitalized in the wake of the tragedy.
Darrell Brooks allegedly drove his red SUV through a Christmas parade in the small town of Waukesha. The shocking incident has left the town stricken with grief. Brooks has since been charged with multiple counts of intentional homicide. A sixth count has been added against Brooks over the death of Jackson Sparks, 8.
Doocy asked Psaki: “Since the president said that this administration is monitoring the situation and Waukesha closely, it has been revealed by prosecutors that the assailant swerved his truck side-to-side as part of an intentional act to run over as many people as possible. Six people are dead. Some children remain hospitalized.”
“Why hasn’t the president visited the members of this Christmas parade attack?”
Psaki’s replied in the White House briefing room Monday:
“Well, I would say first, as you saw the president convey last week, our hearts go out to this community, to the people in Waukesha, that we’ve been in touch obviously with officials there and we’re all watching as people are recovering.”
“And this is such a difficult time of year for this to happen. It’s difficult anytime.”
“Obviously any president going to visit a community requires a lot of assets, requires taking their resources, and it’s not something that I have a trip previewed at this point in time, but we remain in touch with local officials and certainly, our hearts are with the community as they’ve gone through such a difficult time.”