Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden won’t be going to embattled Kenosha, Wisconsin immediately, according to campaign spokeswoman Symone Sanders, who says he doesn’t want to “upset … the peaceful nature of what’s currently happening.”
“Vice President Biden is looking forward to getting to Wisconsin very soon, it’s a priority for us,” Sanders told CNN Tuesday. “Look, he doesn’t want to do anything that would create a tussle, if you will, on the ground. He doesn’t want to do anything that would upset … the peaceful nature of what’s currently happening in Kenosha but also throughout the state at large.”
Sanders suggested that President Donald Trump shouldn’t be going to Kenosha as he had promised, suggesting that Trump’s presence would only exacerbate the anger in the town while she blamed the president for having “stoked and incited this violence.” (RELATED: Alleged Kenosha Shooter Told Daily Caller He Was There To ‘Help People,’ Protect Property Before The Shooting’)
“Look, we have heard the president over the last couple of days, throughout the Republican National Convention talk about violence … So he’s not going to be a calming voice in Kenosha, Wisconsin, today. He’s going to do nothing but fan the flames and pour gasoline on what is already a very tense situation.”
Kenosha has not been peaceful over the last 10 days with buildings being torched. (RELATED: Rittenhouse Attorney: Kenosha Shootings Were 100 Percent Self-Defense)
At a rare personal campaign appearance in Pittsburgh on Monday, Biden blamed Trump for the violence that has erupted in cities across America, calling it “Donald Trump’s America.”
Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers doesn’t think Trump should be visiting the city either, writing a letter to the president on Sunday suggesting that he stay in Washington.
“I am concerned your presence will only hinder our healing. I am concerned your presence will only delay our work to overcome division and move forward together,” Evers’ said in an official statement.