President, First Lady traveling to Maine on Friday

Published: Nov. 1, 2023 at 6:32 PM EDT|Updated: Nov. 1, 2023 at 7:37 PM EDT
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LEWISTON, Maine (WABI) - President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden will be visiting Maine this week.

The White House announced on Wednesday that the Bidens will be traveling to Lewiston on Friday.

The White House says the president and first lady will pay respects to the victims of last week’s shootings in Lewsiton and grieve with families and community members. They will also meet with first responders, nurses, and others on the front lines of the response.

Governor Janet Mills issued the following statement Wednesday night on Biden’s visit to Lewiston on Friday:

“I deeply appreciate President Biden’s unwavering support of us in the wake of last week’s horrific tragedy. By visiting us in our time of need, the President and First Lady are making clear that the entire nation stands with Lewiston and with Maine - and for that I am profoundly grateful.”