Joe Biden

Remarks in an Exchange With Reporters Upon Arrival From Covington, Kentucky

January 04, 2023

The President's Travel to the Mexico-U.S. Border/Border Security

Q. Mr. President, what would you like to see when you go to the border?

The President. Peace and security. No, I'm going to see what's going on. I'm going to be making a speech tomorrow on border security, and you'll hear more about it tomorrow.

Representative Kevin O. McCarthy/Speaker of the House of Representatives Election Process

Q. Do you think Kevin McCarthy should drop his bid for Speaker? Should Kevin McCarthy drop his bid for Speaker?

The President. That's up to him.

Q. What's your message to Damar Hamlin and his family?

Q. What city would you like to go to on the border, sir?

The President. Pardon me?

National Football League Player Damar Hamlin

Q. What's your message to Damar Hamlin and his family?

The President. I spoke to his mother and father at length.

NOTE: The President spoke at 4:24 p.m. on the South Lawn at the White House after exiting Marine One. In his remarks, he referred to Nina and Mario Hamlin, parents of Damar Hamlin, a safety with the National Football League's Buffalo Bills, who suffered a cardiac arrest during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals on January 2.

Joseph R. Biden, Remarks in an Exchange With Reporters Upon Arrival From Covington, Kentucky Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/359268

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