During a recent stop in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, President Biden clarified to reporters that his visit wasn’t leisure-related and he presently doesn’t have a residence to return to. The clarification came after he attended a service at St. Edmond Roman Catholic Church.
The Associated Press reported that while President Biden does own two properties in Delaware and resides in the White House, he has been spending most weekends in his home state.
Biden shared with journalists, “I currently don’t have a residence to return to.”
He explained that his main residence in Wilmington, Delaware has been undergoing security enhancements by the U.S. Secret Service. Consequently, he hasn’t been to Wilmington for several months. As a result, when in Delaware, he usually stays in Rehoboth Beach. “Currently, this is my only place in Delaware,” he added, noting that his visit was limited to a single day.
Previously in April, Biden mentioned the security improvements to his Wilmington house, particularly after a visit to his beach residence post an Ireland tour.
President Biden’s Rehoboth Beach visit followed his assessment of the aftermath of Hurricane Idalia in Florida. Though initially he planned to be in Rehoboth Beach for the Labor Day weekend, the recent storm prompted a change in his plans.
It’s noteworthy that a few weeks back, the First Family vacationed in Nevada’s Lake Tahoe region. This and other weekend trips by the President have been a point of contention for GOP lawmakers and the Republican National Committee.
When encountered by journalists in Delaware, some inquired if he was suggesting a state of homelessness. To this, Biden clarified, “I’m not without a home. I do have a wonderful residence. I’m here today because I can’t go to my primary home.”