Biden ventures to Trump country with unusual Alabama trip

President Biden will travel to a deeply red state on Tuesday for an unusual domestic trip focused on his response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.


Biden’s trip on Tuesday to a Lockheed Martin facility in Alabama marks a shift from his typical travel within the U.S., which has largely been focused on swing states where Democrats are in tough reelection campaigns and has consisted of him touting his domestic accomplishments.


“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.”