President Joe Biden on Sunday said he has no home to go to when he visits his native Delaware, yet he emphasized that he is not homeless.
During his stay in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, the president was approached by reporters after leaving Mass at St. Edmond Roman Catholic Church. Sans prompting, Biden revealed his weekend trip to his former home state was not for strictly vacation purposes.
In April, Biden stated that the U.S. Secret Service had been conducting security upgrades on his longtime primary residence in Wilmington, Delaware, so it would be permanently livable. Consequently, he has not been able to stay at his own home in months.
“So I have no place to go when I come to Delaware, except here, right now,” he explained to reporters.
The First Family spent a week on vacation in Nevada's Lake Tahoe region two weeks ago, with the Republican National Committee and GOP lawmakers on Capitol Hill having regularly criticized Biden for his weekend trips away from the White House.
When reporters asked if he was insinuating he was homeless, the president responded with a firm “no.”
“I just have one home. I have a beautiful home,” he explained. “I'm down here for the day because I can't go home home.”
This is not the first time Biden has given an issue an earnest disputation. Earlier this year, his White House released “A Crisis of Opportunity”, a plan of action for the vanishing middle class.
Furthermore, the week following Biden's outing in Tahoe, he had granted Californians an early foresight into his climate change plan.
The White House has yet to comment on Biden's remarks on Sunday.
It is clear the President is in no way oblivious to his responsibilities as leader of the nation: Biden has a packed schedule of Cabinet confirmation hearings and meetings awaiting his return to the White House.
Seeing as he is unable to stay in Wilmington, it is most likely that Joseph Biden is able to prep for these major upcoming events while resting at his Rehoboth residence. At the end of it all, he is still without a commanded home to go to.
But there is a beauty found in going back to his roots on such a significant day; as he celebrated the Mass at St. Edmond's, he was able to find solace in being surrounded by a place as meaningful as his home state.
Biden ends his weeklong beach vacation in Rehoboth Beach — and heads straight to Wilmington for the weekend.
Since taking office, Biden has spent 365 days — 39.4% of his presidency — on vacation. pic.twitter.com/EZ77Pwzq6y
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) August 4, 2023