Biden Calls for More Aid Spending, Warns of ‘Darkest Days’ Ahead
President-elect Joe Biden warned the “darkest days” of the coronavirus pandemic were still to come and called on Congress to be ready early next year to produce another stimulus package, even though the most recent one took months to complete.
“Our darkest days in the battle against Covid are ahead of us, not behind us,” he said at a year-end news conference in Wilmington, Delaware.
Biden said the country needs to support state and local governments, which have seen resources plunge during the pandemic, and also offer other economic stimulus.
“Congress did its job this week and I can — and I must — ask them to do it again next year,” he said.
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