President Biden Delayed Colorado Trip for Urgent National Security Discussions

( – In August 2022, Congress passed the Inflation Reduction Act, which included funding to move the US toward clean energy initiatives. One opponent of the measure was Representative Lauren Boebert (R-CO), who called the legislation “insane.” She reasoned that the legislation included “reckless spending” that would do nothing to help inflation. More than a year later, President Joe Biden had plans to visit Boebert’s district to celebrate the construction of CS Wind — a wind tower manufacturing plant that owed its construction to funds provided by the 2022 legislation.

On October 16, The Hill reported that the president wasn’t coming to Pueblo, Colorado, after all. According to the outlet, the White House announced Biden was staying in Washington, DC, to attend “national security meetings.” His trip to Colorado will have to wait, considering the recent Hamas attack that escalated into an all-out war in the Middle East. The White House didn’t give any details about the impending meeting, keeping the president in DC, but sources say Biden is considering a trip to Israel.

Politico recently reported that two anonymous officials said the US leader could land in Israel by next week, depending on the state of the war at that time. When Biden spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a week after the attack, the PM invited the US president to visit. The dangerous and unstable situation in the region could make the trip difficult but not impossible. Biden previously visited Kyiv while the war waged on between Ukraine and Russia.

Still, National Security Council spokesperson Adrienne Watson said there was “no new travel to announce” for the president, but she didn’t rule out the possibility.

As for CS Wind, the first phase should be completed by the summer of 2024, with phases two and three expected by 2028. In that case, the president has plenty of time to celebrate with the residents of Pueblo, who will gain 850 new jobs from the plant by 2026.

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