Joe, you aren't going to say anything else.
Kamala Harris, Vice President of the United States, appeared to remind President Biden about the fatal South Florida condo collapse.
Biden had made remarks about infrastructure and answered questions from the media on voting rights as well as those of his predecessor. Before Harris arrived, Biden tried to wrap things up by telling reporters that he needed to fly to a helicopter.
The vice president and president had a short, whispered conversation which ended with Harris saying "Florida yeah."
"Oh, yes. Biden apologized, and he turned back to the microphone while Harris disappeared from camera view. "Yes, Madame Vice President, I am sorry."
He said that he would send federal assistance to the site if necessary, but he was still waiting for a formal request by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Biden stated that "We are on top" of the situation. Biden stated that the federal resources are available to move immediately - if requested. FEMA [Federal Emergency Management Agency] has been down there looking at the needs, including whether other buildings need to be evacuated; finding housing for them; making sure that they both have shelter and food.
Biden stated, "I made it very clear to Florida that I said to them that we will provide any help that you need." We'll be there. We will be there.
One person died, and 99 others were still missing late Thursday night after the Surfside condo building collapsed. It was located just north of Miami Beach. According to fire officials, at least 35 people were rescued from the rubble.
Charles Burkett, the Mayor of Surfside, told Fox News that the search-and rescue process had "started to get into that horrifying part of recovery."
Burkett stated that buildings like these do not fall in America. This is a Third World phenomenon and it's quite shocking.
Burkett said that authorities have all the resources they need. We don't lack resources. We are just short of good luck. This is what we need. We need more luck.