Jill Biden delivers keynote address at Democratic convention – liveAugust 19, 2020
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Former second lady Jill Biden is now delivering her convention speech in support of her husband, Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
Biden delivered her speech from a Delaware school where she used to teach English, and she used the setting to underscore the uncertainty surrounding schools amid the coronavirus pandemic.
As the wife of a career politician — this is Joe Biden’s third run for president — Jill Biden has often found herself in a tricky position, asked to defend her husband’s record.
This campaign cycle, she was asked to answer for her husband’s behavior during the Anita Hill hearings in 1991. “I watched the hearings like most other Americans, and so I mean, Joe said, as I did, we believed Anita Hill. He voted against Clarence Thomas. I mean, he’s called Anita Hill, they’ve spoken. He apologized for the way the hearings were run. And so now it’s—it’s time to move on,” she said in an NPR interview last year.
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