Biden’s Wife Does His Job For Him
Jill Biden, the First Lady, is commencing the summer season by taking the lead in campaign events for her 80-year-old husband in both New York and California.
According to Fox, with the 2024 presidential election still over a year away, First Lady Jill Biden is set to embark on her inaugural solo campaign events during a three-day fundraising series in New York City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, commencing on Monday.
A significant portion of her schedule will be dedicated to attending four political events, two of which will take place in California’s Bay Area. These events aim to support her husband’s re-election campaign, as well as the Democratic National Committee and Democratic state party committees.
In addition, 72-year-old Biden will join Gabrielle Giffords in Los Angeles for an event commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Giffords Law Center. This nonprofit organization, led by the former congresswoman, focuses on advocating against gun violence. It holds special significance as Giffords herself survived a gunshot wound to the head in 2011.
These upcoming events will mark Biden’s first public appearances since a recent incident where a comment she made during an event on Thursday did not receive the expected reaction.
“I’ve visited red states and blue states, and I’ve found that the common values that unite us are deeper than our divisions,” Biden said before an awkward silence.
After the crowd’s lackluster response, the first lady remarked, “I thought you might clap for that.”
The crowd quickly responded by applauding, drawing comparisons to Jeb Bush’s gaffe during the 2016 presidential election when he urged a crowd to “please clap.”
Last year, Biden, who also serves as a community college English professor, encouraged individuals attending different events to prioritize voting in the upcoming 2024 presidential election.