MIAMI (CBSMiami) – President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden will visit Surfside on Thursday.
“You know the President and I are grieving alongside the community of Surfside. Joe and I are going to be going there on Thursday to try to help comfort those families and so if you could find it in your hearts today, if you could just take a couple of minutes and say a prayer for those families that they have the strength to get through this,” said Jill Biden during a tour of a vaccination site in Houston.READ MORE: Fort Lauderdale Shaken Baby Case From 1984 Leads To Murder Charge.
“We are deeply grateful for the support we’ve received from President Biden and the federal administration since day one, and thankful he will be visiting the site of this tragedy to spend time with the impacted families and first responders,” said Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava in a statement.
President Biden says he believes there should be an investigation into what caused the Champlain Towers South to partially collapse and the federal government should be involved.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki touched on the topic at her daily press briefing Monday.READ MORE: COVID-19 Testing Sites In South Florida
REPORTER: “You said the president would like to see an investigation into what happened at Surfside.”
PSAKI: “Yea, he supports one. Yup.”
REPORTER: “Can you expand on that? Would he like to see that federally run? Would he like to see building code changes? What would be the goal of that?”MORE NEWS: COVID-19 Vaccination Sites In South Florida
PSAKI: “The goal of course is to get to bottom of what happened. And of course, have it be an instructive guide on how to prevent it from happening in the future. I just conveyed all the federal resources we are sending down to be supportive of efforts on the ground.”