First Lady Jill Biden hasn't done many memorable things since her husband became president. Her latest project is unveiling a brand new postage stamp featuring a former first lady.
First Lady Biden revealed a brand new postage stamp in the White House today that featured Nancy Reagan, the wife of former president Ronald Reagan. In a ceremony to unveil the stamp, Biden spoke about Reagan's time as first lady and the impact she left on the country.
Jill Biden Reveals a New Nancy Reagan Postage Stamp
Biden invited Reagan's niece, Anne Peterson, to help her unveil the new stamp. Biden praised Reagan and said she "made such a difference" when her husband was in office from 1981 to 1989.
“First Lady Nancy Reagan served the American people with grace," Biden said. "She understood that the role of first lady came with inherent pitfalls and scrutiny, yet she found the humanity in it all. She knew the potential of this role.”
Next month, Reagan would have been 101 years old. Biden says they "are affirming that she made such a difference" by issuing this stamp. Reagan was known for her "Just Say No" anti-drug campaign, as well as her decision to undergo a mastectomy after she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
"First Ladies aren't elected. We have really no instructions to guide us," Biden said. "We're just sort of thrust into the national spotlight in a way that I know none of us could have anticipated. Yet each day is such a blessing to serve the American people."
However, the choice to honor Reagan was met with heavy criticism by progressives. Many people expressed their disappointment on Twitter, referring to Reagan's views on homosexuality and supposed indifference towards individuals suffering from AIDS.
This is not surprising at all considering how rabid progressives get at the mere thought of honoring a conservative president, dead or alive. Regardless of the criticism, Reagan looks beautiful on the stamp in classic red.