President Joe Biden made a short assertion to reporters on the FAA outage Wednesday, noting he is in contact with Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg.

“I simply spoke with Buttigieg. They do not know what the trigger is. However I used to be on the telephone with him the final 10 minutes. I informed them to report on to me once they discover out. Plane can nonetheless land safely, simply not take off proper now,” Biden mentioned as he departed the White Home.

“They do not know what the reason for it’s. They count on in a few hours they’re going to have sense of what brought about it and can reply at the moment,” he added.

Requested whether or not it was a cyberattack, Biden mentioned, “They don’t know. they may discover out.”

And chief of employees Ron Klain mentioned that Biden “directed DOT/FAA to revive the system shortly and safely, and to find out causes,” including that Buttigieg will replace Biden “later this morning.”

He’s accompanying first woman Jill Biden to Walter Reed in Bethesda, Maryland, the place she is scheduled to endure a typical outpatient Mohs surgical procedure to take away a lesion found throughout a routine pores and skin most cancers screening.

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