Former VP Joe Biden visits Virginia shipyard and Jill Biden christens naval submarine

NEWPORT NEWS, Virginia (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden visited a Virginia shipyard that builds aircraft carriers and submarines.

News outlets report Biden met with union leaders and workers at Newport News Shipbuilding at the union hall in Newport News. The former vice president, who’s among several Democrats who could run for president in 2020, stopped to shake hands with several people on his way into the building.

His wife, Jill Biden, is the sponsor of the future USS Delaware. She’s set to christen the Navy’s newest Virginia-class attack submarine. Her father served as a Navy signalman in World War II.

The shipyard, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, builds the nuclear-powered subs in partnership with General Dynamics Electric Boat.

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