Speaking of cicadas: the Associated Press is reporting that the chartered plane for reporters traveling with Joe Biden and Jill Biden on the first foreign trip of the administration was actually delayed because it was overrun with the insects.
“Watch out for the cicadas,” Biden told reporters after one landed on him. Seriously.
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Biden leaves for UK as Democrats rally in DC
Ahoy there, live blog readers. Happy Wednesday.
As Joe Biden and Jill Biden take off to the United Kingdom on the first foreign trip of the administration, Democrats are keeping the flag raised on a number of issues back home.
This morning, senators Chuck Schumer of New York, Jeff Merkley of Oregon, Raphael Warnock of Georgia, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesotawill be speaking at a rally on the Supreme Court steps alongside other members of Congress to urge the Senate to pass the For The People Act, sweeping legislation on voting rights.
The rally comes after Democratic West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin confirmed in a weekend column that he would not be voting for the bill, citing the need for bipartisan legislation. In an interview with CNN, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders warned that Republicans “will talk and talk” about bipartisanship, but then “nothing happens.”
“I have very limited patience,” Sanders told CNN. “We learned a lesson from the Obama years.”