Due to an aircraft problem, First Lady Jill Biden’s scheduled flight to Michigan had to turn around and head back to Denver on Monday, according to her press secretary.
The 71-year-old spokeswoman Vanessa Valdivia tweeted at 2:20 PM ET, “Everyone is safe. We’re back on the ground in Denver.”
Without providing any further information, Valdivia noted that Biden’s visit to the Great Lakes State would be postponed until a later time.
Due to an aircraft issue en route Michigan, the First Lady was diverted back to Denver, Colorado. Her trip to Michigan will be postponed to a later date.— Vanessa Valdivia (@vvaldivia46) April 3, 2023
As part of a multi-state “Investing in America” blitz, the first lady visited Colorado on Monday to promote President Biden’s economic initiatives through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the CHIPS Act.
Jill Biden was expected to go to Maine and Vermont on Wednesday after meeting with Democratic Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and state lawmakers in Denver. She is anticipated to leave on time for New England.
The first lady was scheduled to visit the campus of Delta College in Freeland, Michigan, just outside of Saginaw, on Monday afternoon to discuss the institution’s workplace training programs.
In a statement revealing her schedule, the White House stated, “During the visits, the First Lady will highlight how career-connected learning and workforce training programs are central to the Biden Education Pathway, and the importance of investing in these programs that are preparing high school and community college students for jobs created by the President’s Investing in America agenda.”
The first lady watched LSU overcome Iowa to win the NCAA women’s basketball national championship on Sunday in Dallas along with tennis legend Billie Jean King.