Biden to talk crime, gun control in swing state Pennsylvania

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — President Joe Biden will push for a new ban on assault-style weapons when he talks about his crime prevention plans in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

The trip Tuesday comes as Democrats and Republicans look for leverage on law enforcement issues ahead of the midterm elections in November.

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White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre says Biden will focus his remarks on “the importance of making sure we protect our communities.”

Crime is a particularly fraught issue in Pennsylvania, a key swing state where a U.S. Senate seat and the governor’s office are up for grabs.

Biden’s trip comes days before former President Donald Trump hosts his own rally there on Saturday.

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