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Fetterman, Shapiro to Skip Biden Visit to PA

President Joe Biden will be making a stop in Pittsburgh on Friday, and not everyone is dropping everything to greet him.

Lt. Governor John Fetterman, a leading Senate candidate, and state Attorney General Josh Shapiro, the leading Democratic nominee in the Governor’s race, both have cited scheduling conflicts and will be absent.

Rep. Conor Lamb, another Senate candidate and a longtime supporter of Biden, will attend. All three were invited to take part in a photo line with the president.

While Fetterman and Shapiro indicated that politics had no bearing on their schedules, their absences follow similar situations in other states, raising questions about embracing a president with approval ratings in the low 40s.

“It’s great that President Biden is coming to Pittsburgh to talk about infrastructure,” Fetterman told the Associated Press. “It’s great to come to the city that helped build America to talk about rebuilding America.” But he said he’ll be at the Democratic State Committee meeting in Harrisburg to talk to Democrats about the midterms.

“President Biden first announced his infrastructure plan in Pittsburgh, and Conor looks forward to welcoming him back and talking about all the good jobs that bill will create in the Pittsburgh area and all over Pennsylvania,” Lamb campaign manager Abby Nassif Murphy said to the AP.

“I hope that we hear conversations about implementation, immediate implementation that goes towards creating jobs that people need, but what we know is that there’s been a lot of delay, and we know that there’s been a lot of talk about things for the future, when people are hurting and suffering right now,” Paris Dennard, a representative for the Republican National Committee told Pittsburgh TV station WTAE.

Biden’s schedule:

6 Responses

  1. Maybe Sean Parnell can be a write- in candidate; he would definitely win.
    Did everyone see Conor Lamb gazing lovingly at Joe Biden at the bridge site? After all, he did get ‘elected’ at the 4am vote dump on 11/4/20 along with Shapiro and Biden. Mr. Lamb hasn’t disappointed either; he votes Lock step with Nancy Pelosi – what a success he’s been to the Left!

    1. Thanks Auntie Jo! Excellent comment but you didn’t go far enough. We need Donald J. Trump back in office. He said he would treat the so-called insurrectionist fairly and issue pardons. Our heroes Jake Chansley and Bigo Barnett need let out along with my cousin Bufford!!

  2. Fetterman’s fat ass has been at the bridge collapse in Pgh all day. Was wearing his Sunday best as usual. Thought had other commitments. What a fraud.

  3. Fetterman does not have Shapiro’s tact. Too many gaffes. He better hope Dr Ozzie wins the R nomination for Senate.

    1. Dr. Oz is my kind of candidate! He got the cash to buy the election. PA needs a man of integrity and honesty and Dr. Oz has all that. Hope he moves to Pa. I think that would help his chances.

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