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First lady Dr. Jill Biden to visit Salt Lake City on Wednesday

By Ashley Fredde, KSL.com | Posted - Apr. 30, 2021 at 4:02 p.m.



SALT LAKE CITY — The first lady Dr. Jill Biden is scheduled to visit Salt Lake City on Wednesday, according to a news release from the White House on Friday.

The purpose of her visit has not yet been released.

Biden's last visit to Salt Lake City was during a campaign in the 2020 Presidential Election at the University of Utah's law school in January 2020. She promoted her husband, then-Democratic candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden, as the candidate who could unite the country and defeat President Donald Trump. Biden also promoted former Utah Rep. Ben McAdams, who at the time was the only Democrat serving Utah in Congress.

The Bidens visited Utah in 2012. During his visit, then Vice President Biden with a guest at a fundraiser for former President Barack Obama while Jill Biden met with members of the Utah National Guard and their families at the Utah Air National Guard Base in Salt Lake.

The first lady's visit comes after her three-day tour of the U.S. Southwest. The tour included a stop at coronavirus vaccination clinics located in New Mexico and Arizona. She met with female tribal leaders and discussed the needs of the Navajo people who've been hit hard during the COVID-19 pandemic. Biden reassured the students and leaders she met with that the Biden-Harris administration wanted to help.

Following her visit to Salt Lake City on Wednesday, the first lady will travel to Las Vegas, Nevada. After her visit to Las Vegas, she will travel to Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado, according to the White House.

Additional details were not released.

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