Naomi Biden, President’s Granddaughter, Is Wed at the White House
The young women and men of Team Biden will not be the only guests at the White House on Wednesday. They’ll be joined by Grandma. In fact, she’ll become the first sitting Vice President’s grandmother to appear in the White House since 1871, when New York City Mayor Fernando Wood visited for his daughter’s wedding.
But she’ll be here in large part because of her daughter. As she told NBC’s Megyn Kelly on Today in April, it wasn’t hard to convince her to visit. But she was going to have to speak to the media before she could speak to her daughter.
It was the first time Vice President Biden had been to the White House and, as Kelly noted, “a very busy day.” The Biden family was just arriving when the invitation was sent out and Team Biden had already been to the White House a number of times. So their arrival at the Capitol was like a welcome party for a new family, and it was the first time for everyone.
Now, Vice President Biden, with her granddaughter Alix as well as her sister Valerie, will take a break from the campaign trail for the first time to be there.
Biden, the daughter of Joe Biden, the brother of Barack Obama, and the grandmother of 17-year-old daughter Malia, has been on the campaign trail for the President’s reelection bid over the last two weeks. But with Malia having taken off Monday after the birth of her daughter, she’s now back home.
Vice President Biden has returned to the White House for the first time since she’s returned from the campaign trail. In fact, her first visit since becoming Vice President was in January to the White House as Vice President Al Gore’s daughter.