The White House defended President Joe Biden’s plan to spend Easter with family members while he is urging people to avoid such gatherings until the Fourth of July, saying his weekend will not include a “big Irish Biden clan.”
Biden departed the executive mansion on Marine One along with first lady Jill Biden, who was toting a bouquet of spring flowers, en route to Camp David. He said a day earlier that he intends to spend the Christian holiday weekend with some family members at the presidential retreat in Maryland.
“This season marks [a] remarkable confluence of holy days across a number of traditions,” Biden told religious leaders on a conference call on Thursday. “Jill and I, we’re looking forward to our Easter celebration, where we get to, get to get together with our family. And because we’ve had the great honor of being vaccinated, we may be able to get together with some of them this