Mar 18, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Biden and Harris to meet with Asian American leaders in Atlanta after deadly shooting

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President Biden and Vice President Harris will meet with Asian American leaders to discuss "ongoing attacks and threats against the community" in a visit to Atlanta Friday, the White House announced.

Why it matters: The trip comes two days after a gunman killed eight people, including six Asian women in Atlanta. The shooting heightened existing fears of anti-Asian hate in the Asian American community.

  • Biden and Harris will also visit the Centers for Disease Control to get an update on the fight against the pandemic.
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