Remarks by President Biden Before Air Force One Departure
Joint Base Andrews
Prince George’s County, Maryland
10:06 A.M. EDT
Q Mr. President, have you spoken to Evan Gershkovich’s family?
THE PRESIDENT: I tried to get them yesterday. We missed calls. I called them yesterday, and we missed calls. I’m going to try them from the plane.
Q Try them from the plane?
THE PRESIDENT: Yeah. Because —
Q That’s Evan Gershkovich’s family?
THE PRESIDENT: Yes.
Q Anything you can say about his case?
THE PRESIDENT: Well, you know, we’re making it real clear that it’s totally illegal what’s happening, and we declared it so. It changes the dynamic.
Q What’s your top priority on this trip, sir?
THE PRESIDENT: Make sure the Irish accords and the Windsor agreement stay in place, to keep the peace. That’s the — that’s the main thing. And it’s look like we’re going to — keep your fingers crossed.
Q Is your family coming with you on the trip?
THE PRESIDENT: Just two of my family members who hadn’t been there before.
Q And on the abortion pill ruling, what are your thoughts?
THE PRESIDENT: My thoughts are: It’s completely out of bounds what the judge did.
10:07 A.M. EDT