Jill Biden Says She Will Continue To Teach If Husband Is Elected President
“If we get to the White House, I’m going to continue to teach,” Biden told Rita Braver during an interview on CBS Sunday Morning. “I want people to value teachers and know their contributions and to lift up the profession.”
Biden had continued to teach English at Northern Virginia Community College during her time as second lady while also working with then-First Lady Michelle Obama on initiatives to help military families.
This year, Biden took a year of absence to travel with her husband on the campaign trail. In January she said, “He’s always supported my career. And this is a critical time for me to support him because, you know, I want change. I want a new president.”
During the interview, Biden also spoke about the discussions she has had with the former vice president about his possible running mates.
“We’ve talked about the different women candidates but it’s got to be Joe’s decision, who he feels most comfortable with, who shares his values and that’s what he’s always said that he and Barack had,” she said.
“It’s a total distraction,” she said. “We knew this credo when we decided to run. But as I said to Joe, we have experienced the worst possible thing that could happen to us in life. We lost a child. Together, we can handle anything. And that’s what we’re trying to do.”
She added: “I don’t think he should be attacking my family, my family is not fair game. Joe is running against him. That’s different, not my children.”