President Biden will not be attending three big campaign events, but First Lady Jill Biden will.
Over three day period, the 72-year-old First Lady will hold a series of political events in New York City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
The White House announced that the First Lady will host two fundraising events, one for the Democratic National Committee and one for the Democratic state party committees. Mrs. Biden will also join Gabrielle Giffords at an event in Los Angeles to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Giffords Law Center, an anti-gun nonprofit led by the former congresswoman.
The First Lady’s solo appearances are her first of this election season and will bring her campaign tour to a total of forty events prior to the election. Mrs. Biden’s warm and approachable character is seen as an asset to the campaign, with senior campaign adviser Elizabeth Alexander stating that her presence on the stump is “formidable,” and also serves as a great example to her husband’s potential voters.
Meanwhile, Joe is staying hidden in the White House.
Jill Biden hasn’t escaped criticism either.
During an event in early June, she paused briefly after saying she had found “that the common values that unite us are deeper than our divisions” to which the crowd didn’t react quickly enough, so she added “I thought you might clap for that.”
They are sending out Jill because of things like the video below.
Biden is VERY confused after ending his speech pic.twitter.com/Paqp3dkWu7
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) June 9, 2023
The President got so lost during the Pride event at the White House that Jill had to call him back.
Jill Biden, Ed.D., takes the stage again to instruct Joe to “come back out because we have our entertainment” pic.twitter.com/ZhgKYNpaD1
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) June 10, 2023
That’s why they are sending out Jill.