Jill Biden: I ‘finally’ have the right to wear a wig in public
Jill Biden has come under fire for suggesting in an interview that she would like to be a hairstylist.
The vice president and her husband have been criticized for making the comments in a CNN interview, in which they were asked whether they would like a job in a salon.
“Well, I think if I did get a job, I’d want to be able to do it professionally, because it’s just really important for women to be in the workplace,” Biden said.
The comments have sparked a backlash on social media and prompted a retraction from the vice president’s office.
In an interview with CNN on Monday, Biden defended the comment and said she never said she wanted a job as a hairstyleist.
“I never said that I was going to have a career as a hair stylist, I said that it would be a great opportunity for me to be employed as a professional, to have my own salon in a very nice building,” Biden told CNN.
“And I said to the people in the audience, ‘I want to do this for the people of Delaware, not for me.'”
But Biden also acknowledged that she made a mistake in making the remark.
“It’s an old comment that has been made, and I didn’t say it to anyone I didn, but to the whole audience, it’s an accurate statement,” Biden added.
“People make mistakes.
I make mistakes all the time,” she added.
In response to the criticism, Biden’s office tweeted out an apology.
“The statement was not intended to be taken as a definitive statement of policy, and as President Biden has made clear time and time again, his desire to work with women to achieve equality is more important than his personal politics,” the statement read.