Kelly Puente, Staff Writer The Tennessean
Jill Biden spoke in the living room in front of a crowd of about fifty people. “Before I start does anyone want to sit on the couch,” she said, as the group chuckled. Biden said her husband is ready for another campaign. “Nothing can slow him down and now he’s ready to finish the job,” she said. She noted how her husband has braved major challenges in the current term, from the pandemic to Russia’s attack on Ukraine, and the debt ceiling crisis that “thankfully turned out well” because of bipartisan support. She said that under her husband’s leadership, the country has created 13 million jobs and is seeing a manufacturing boom that has brought both together sides of the aisle.
The country under the current administration has seen the first major federal common sense gun legislation, but more needs to be done, she said, noting the March 27 Covenant School shooting in Nashville that left six people dead, including three children. “I can’t say it more to a town that has already experienced this,” she said. “As an educator, I feel it so deeply.” “This is one of the things we really have to continue to work on… a ban on assault weapons,” she said awqaQa123.
Biden said it’s important to push forward and to stop “MAGA Republicans” from once again taking control and bringing “chaos and confusion.” “We cannot go back to those dark days,” she said. After her speech, Biden traveled back to Nashville airport to head to Delaware.