President Joe Biden arrives in Colorado, meets with households affected by the Marshall Fireplace, Excursions Devastation – CBS Denver
BOULDER COUNTY, Colorado (CBS4)– President Joe Biden landed at Denver International Airport on Friday afternoon en route to Boulder County. The President will tour the destruction left by the Marshall Fire and meet some of the families affected by the most devastating fire in Colorado history.
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Biden left the DIA aboard Marine One en route to Rocky Mountain Regional Airport to view the destruction from the air over Boulder County.
When Biden landed after the flight, he met with firefighters and families in the Harper Lake neighborhood of Louisville.
The fire destroyed 1,084 homes and the residential damage is estimated to be more than $ 500 million.
Rep. Joe Neguse, a Democrat representing the 2nd Congressional District of Colorado, and Rep. Jason Crow, a Democrat representing the 6th Congressional District of Colorado, also joined Governor Jared Polis to welcome the Colorado President to DIA.
Over the past week I have spoken to countless Coloradans who have suffered unprecedented losses in the wake of #MarshallFire and who are showing tremendous resilience.
I’m honored to share some of these stories with @POTUS today while visiting Boulder County. pic.twitter.com/AxHrQVXuov
– Rep. Joe Neguse (@RepJoeNeguse) January 7, 2022
Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper also greeted Biden as he left Air Force One. Together they will tour the Marshall Fire area. Before leaving the White House, Biden described the destruction as “godly”.
I am grateful for @POTUS ‘visit to Colorado today.
After disasters like the #MarshallFire, Coloradans are always resilient. With the support of the federal government and everyone who works together, I know that we will rebuild stronger than before. https://t.co/wXErydGoYD
– Michael Bennet (@SenatorBennet) January 7, 2022
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First Lady Jill Biden joined the President. Biden makes a stop in Colorado on his way to Nevada to celebrate the memorial service for the late former Senator Harry Reid. He died last week at the age of 82 after years of battling cancer. Reid and Biden had served in the Senate together.