Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Sunday rejected a claim that President Joe Biden would join the Michigan auto workers’ picket line only because former President Donald Trump announced a visit to the state .
“President Biden is doing what he’s always done, which is standing with American workers,” Buttigieg said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “He prides himself on being the most pro-union, pro-worker president, not only compared to the Trump administration, with its anti-union policies, but really compared to any modern president. »
Biden announced Friday that he plans to travel to Michigan on Tuesday to join the picket line of striking auto workers across the country. The president’s plan to visit Michigan came as some Democrats began to question his response to the strike.