Biden Says He’s Not Visiting Southern Border ‘Because There Are More Important Things Going On’

President Joe Biden told reporters that he’s not planning to visit the southern border “because there are more important things going on.”

A reporter asked the president Tuesday at the White House why he was traveling to Arizona with no plans of visiting the border.

“Because there are more important things going on. They’re going to invest billions of dollars in the new enterprise in the state,” Biden responded, referencing a Taiwanese investment in the manufacturing of chips in Phoenix, Arizona.

The last time Biden was near the border was when he drove by in 2008 as vice president, then-White House press secretary Jen Psaki said in 2021.

El Paso Border Fence by Jonathan McIntosh is licensed under flickr Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)