White House won’t say if Biden will drink East Palestine water during visit

The White House declined to say whether President Joe Biden would drink the water in East Palestine, Ohio, during his visit to the community one year after a train derailment resulted in an environmental disaster that had repercussions for residents’ water sources and air quality.

“The president’s focus has been to do everything that he can to support this community from day one,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters Wednesday. “We get what’s going on. We understand what’s going on. That’s why we’ve had the [Environmental Protection Agency]. That’s why we had [the Department of Transportation]. That’s why we had [the Department of Health and Human Services]. That’s why we’ve had [the Federal Emergency Management
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