President Joe Biden is heading to Alabama on Tuesday in a visit intended to highlight America’s support of Ukraine.
The visit will include a stop at a Lockheed Martin facility, an odd location in an area usually considered Trump country.
— The Hill (@thehill) May 3, 2022
“Alabama is one of those states where I’m not even sure the Republican wave has crested yet,” said Charles Bullock, a political scientist at the University of Georgia.
“In Alabama, it’s still going full bore,” he added.
President Joe Biden heads to Alabama to visit a Lockheed Martin facility that manufactures the anti-tank Javelin missile, putting the spotlight on a weapon that has helped Ukraine fight Russia’s invasion https://t.co/PQewqdp4fh
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The area Biden will visit was one of the strongest Trump-supporting parts of the country in 2020. The former president held a rally there months ago that included thousands of fans from the region.
The stop may be intended to highlight the nation’s military support of Ukraine, but it could backfire as the visit could draw attention to Biden’s weaknesses in office and the desire by many in Alabama for Trump to run again in 2024.