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Jill Biden urges voters to back pro-choice Democrats in response to Roe leak


First Lady Jill Biden called the leaked draft that suggests the Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade ‘shocking,’ but said it should be a call to action for young women. 

‘This is the chance, really, for people to take action,’ the first lady told MSNBC’s Symone Sanders, who worked for the Biden campaign before becoming Vice President Kamala Harris’ spokesperson. 

While the first lady endorsed protesting, she pointed out that voting matters more.

‘And I think we can go out and protest all we want, but we have to take actions,’ she said. ‘And this is when elections really matter. So if it matters to you, to your viewers, they have to elect people that think the way that they do.’  

First Lady Jill Biden called the leaked draft that suggests the Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade ‘shocking,’ but said it should be a call to action for young women

While the first lady endorsed protesting, she pointed out that voting matters more. 'And this is when elections really matter. So if it matters to you, to your viewers, they have to elect people that think the way that they do,' Dr. Biden said

While the first lady endorsed protesting, she pointed out that voting matters more. ‘And this is when elections really matter. So if it matters to you, to your viewers, they have to elect people that think the way that they do,’ Dr. Biden said 

The 70-year-old first lady told the 32-year-old Sanders that she could remember an era before Roe, when abortion laws varied by state. 

‘And you know, Symone, I’m old enough that I can remember when Roe v. Wade passed,’ Biden said of the 1973 landmark Supreme Court decision. 

‘You were in your early 20s, right?’ Sanders offered. 

‘No, my gosh, no. Well, I’ll have to figure it out – yes, OK,’ the first lady remarked.

Biden was 21 when the decision came out. 

‘OK. Yes, I was younger. And so, as – it’s just shocking that – to think that that long ago, you know, we thought everything was fine, that it had finally passed,’ Biden continued. ‘We had – you know, people had fought for years to get it passed. And then – and then to hear the news that – you know, as we heard it.’

While ‘women are out there in front of the Supreme Court’ she again pressed that ‘the election of the president matters.’ 

Of the five conservative justices who would likely rule to overturn Roe, four of them were appointed by presidents who didn’t win the popular vote.  

‘Because he’s the one who puts the justices on the court,’ Biden went on. ‘And then – but if this goes to a state level, our state legislators are going to matter too. So people have to get involved. That’s the only way that this is going to change.’  

First Lady Jill Biden serves meals to U.S. servicemembers stationed at the Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base in Romania on Friday

First Lady Jill Biden serves meals to U.S. servicemembers stationed at the Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base in Romania on Friday 

First Lady Jill Biden greets American servicemembers during her Friday visit to Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, the first stop on her four-day trip to Romania and Slovakia

First Lady Jill Biden greets American servicemembers during her Friday visit to Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, the first stop on her four-day trip to Romania and Slovakia

First Lady Jill Biden cuts into a three-tiered American flag cake prepared for her during Friday's visit to Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base in Romania

First Lady Jill Biden cuts into a three-tiered American flag cake prepared for her during Friday’s visit to Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base in Romania

Sanders’ interview was conducted Thursday before Biden left for Europe for her second solo trip as first lady. 

On day No. 1 of the trip, Biden delighted American servicemembers by showing up to Romania with five gallons of Heinz ketchup upon hearing their military base was running low. 

Biden brought Heinz ketchup – a condiment created in her home state of Pennsylvania – to Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, her spokesman confirmed to DailyMail.com.

On base, the first lady – sporting a Beau Biden Foundation ballcap and a black mask – served mac and cheese and potatoes to U.S. troops, as American personnel has expanded to about 2,700 since Russia invaded Ukraine. 

The base is located near the Black Sea. The first lady flew on to Romania’s capital city Bucharest, where she’ll remain overnight. 

Biden, who has done a number of domestic trips to bases as part of her resurrected Joining Forces initiative, chatted with the servicemembers as she plated their food. 

‘Do you want a potato?’ she asked at one point. ‘That’s all you want?’ she said at another.

She spent several minutes chatting with a fellow Pennsylvanian who said he also attended the University of Delaware, her alma mater. 

‘I’m a Blue Hen, too! So is my husband,’ FLOTUS remarked. 

First lady Jill Biden (right) and Staff Sergeant Sharon Rogers (left) read Night Catch during the first lady's visit to Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base in Romania on Friday

First lady Jill Biden (right) and Staff Sergeant Sharon Rogers (left) read Night Catch during the first lady’s visit to Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base in Romania on Friday 

After serving food she walked into the dining area – two bottles of ketchup in hand. 

She was greeted with cheers upon announcing the ketchup was restocked. 

The first lady volunteered to cut the three-tiered American flag cake, explaining to the crowd that she realized everyone was likely waiting for it. 

Afterward, Biden headed to the ‘morale and welfare center’ on base to read the children’s book Night Catch alongside Staff Sergeant Sharon Rogers. 

Rogers dedicated the reading to her son Nathan, who is back in the United States. 

‘Thank you for your service because when your mom serves, you serve too,’ the first lady said to the camera.

The reading was being videotaped as part of a virtual storytime program that’s a partnership between Joining Forces and a group called United Through Reading, which connects military families when a family member is deployed through recorded virtual book readings. 



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