President Biden coming this week to LA, Orange County

President Joe Biden will travel to Southern California on Wednesday, Oct. 12, for a pair of appearances in Los Angeles and Orange County.

Exact details have not yet been released, but according to the White House, Biden will arrive in Los Angeles on Wednesday night, then make an appearance Thursday to discuss “historic investments in our nation’s infrastructure.”

Biden will attend a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraiser later Thursday, then travel to Orange County on Friday to discuss “lowering costs for American families,” according to the White House.

The president will leave the area Friday, bound for Portland, Oregon.

According to Deadline, the Thursday fundraiser will be held in Brentwood and will also feature an appearance by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. It was unclear who is hosting the event.

Deadline reported that tickets for the event start at $5,000 per person, ranging up to $50,000 for a couple to be labeled as “hosts,” which also includes a photo opp and attendance at a reception.

Biden was last in Los Angeles in June, serving as a host of the Summit of the Americas. He also spoke at two Democratic National Committee fundraisers during that visit.

In advance of his trip, the president weighed in on the high-profile scandal gripping the L.A. City Council.

Biden joined the many officials calling for the resignations of three council members involved in a recorded, racially charged conversation. The White House press secretary said Tuesday that the president believed the trio should all step down.

“I spoke to him about it yesterday,” Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said at a White House briefing. “The president is glad to see one of the participants in that conversation has resigned, but they all should. He believes that they all should resign.”

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“The language that was used and tolerated during that conversation was unacceptable,” she added. “It was appalling. They should all step down.”

The president arrives in the region mere weeks before the pivotal midterm elections, with his party fighting not to lose control of both the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. Several tight Southern California races figure to play roles in that outcome.

City News Service contributed to this report


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