President Joe Biden will spend Thursday stepping into the role of consoler-in-chief, with trip to visit to Surfside, Florida where he will spend hours meeting with families of those feared lost in the building collapse and officials overseeing the desperate search for life that is coming to an end.
He is being joined by first lady Dr. Jill Biden.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
The president, who speaks frequently of grief and has bonded with families of school shooting victims and others touched by loss by invoking his own life tragedies, is making the trip at an uncertain time, with new information coming in about water damage that may have triggered the collapse, and documents revealing the condo building’s efforts to contend with ballooning roof and structural repair estimates.
There were reports early Thursday morning that recovery efforts had to be paused amid instability in the pile of rubble where part of the tower north of Miami once stood.
In a sign of the sensitivity of the situation, the White House released