Jill Biden to attend MLB All-Star Game, honor teachers during Minneapolis visit
July 15, 2014 — 9:28am
Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, will travel to Minneapolis today to attend Major League Baseball's All-Star Game and host an event celebrating teachers, the White House announced.
Biden will meet with “All Star Teachers” drawn from each of the 30 Major League markets at a ceremony Tuesday afternoon, and then watch the game with them and their guests.
Minnesota’s representative is Shakopee High School calculus teacher and softball coach Neil Johnson. According to a bio posted on mlb.com, the lifelong Minnesota Twins fan has served as the school’s math department chairman for 20 years.
Biden will also join the teachers during the All-Star Game Red Carpet Parade down Nicollet Mall.
A Duluth native who just barely lost Virginia's GOP gubernatorial primary said that politicians have not gone far enough in condemning the left for violence during a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville. "I think that the left is going to try to use this as an excuse to crack down on conservative free speech," said Corey Stewart. "I think they're going to try to use this as an excuse to remove more historical monuments."