(Pawtucket, RI) -- U.S. Commerce Secretary and former Rhode Island governor Gina Raimondo visited the Ocean State on Friday. Raimondo was at the Boys and Girls Club in Pawtucket with members of RI's congressional delegation to promote President Biden's "Build Back Better" jobs plan. The Republican National Committee released a statement that was critical of Raimondo's visit, accusing the Biden administration of attempting to shift the focus away from the crisis in Afghanistan. Raimondo expressed her condolences to the U.S. military members who died in last week's attack in Kabul and told reporters, "we will continue to work as hard as we can to meet the mission and continue the evacuations."
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