Jill Biden was a former president of the United States, and a former vice president.
And when the president of a country with more than a billion people decided she would be a good candidate for president, it’s not out of the question that she would want to keep a machine gun and other weapons in her home.
But that’s not exactly what she did when she left the White House.
Instead, Biden kept a collection of her personal firearms.
It’s not clear why she kept the gun in the office or if it was in fact a machine, but it’s a story that’s been making the rounds in the media over the past couple weeks.
On Monday, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow shared a video from her show, which she said was taken in the White Senate chambers during the inauguration, when Biden was sworn in.
The video shows Biden in the middle of the Oval Office with a machine pistol on her desk.
“She kept it in there, like, her office,” Maddow said, explaining that she wasn’t able to verify if it is a machine or a weapon.
“And you know, it wasn’t just the gun that was there.”
Maddow added that the video shows a woman with Biden’s name on it holding the weapon.
The woman, Rachel Maddo, on her MSNBC show, “Black Agenda Report” (ABC News) A CNN reporter who asked to be identified by her first name for fear of reprisal was also able to confirm that the weapon was a machinegun.
“There is no way to verify the validity of that claim.
The White House was not able to provide any comment when reached by ABC News.
CNN has reached out to the White house for comment.
“This is a matter of protocol, and we are reviewing the facts of the case.” “
The president kept his machine gun at his residence during the presidency,” a White House official told ABC News in a statement to ABC News, but would not provide additional details.
“This is a matter of protocol, and we are reviewing the facts of the case.”
The official said the president did not have a weapon at the WhiteHouse and was not in the room with the weapon when Biden went into the Oval office on Monday.
Biden was the first woman in history to be elected president of both the United State and the Democratic Party.
But as the Whitehouse official said, the president is not a regular member of the armed forces, and it was not clear if the weapon in question was his.
Biden’s gun was the latest example of how she and her husband, Joe Biden, are a popular political couple.
They were the first vice president in history who was not married, and Biden has been in the spotlight for her work on health care reform and the Affordable Care Act.
The first lady and her family have been in and out of public view in recent months as their campaign has focused on economic issues.
Biden has not yet commented on the machine weapon controversy, but she was one of the first celebrities to comment on the issue during her appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” in March.
“My husband is a very smart man, he knows how to handle a gun.
He’s got an idea, and he’s got the right to do it,” she said at the time.
“It’s not a big deal, it really is.
It doesn’t change the fact that he is a strong, strong American and he is willing to take the risk to do that.
It would be hard to imagine anyone who knows more about gun safety than Joe Biden.”
Biden’s campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment from ABC News on Monday, and the White Houses office did not respond to an ABC News request for a comment by Tuesday afternoon.
The incident is not the first time that the president has left a weapon behind when he is in the Oval.
Earlier this year, Biden’s wife, Joe, took a pistol-style gun with him on the presidential campaign trail.
Biden said at that time that he kept the weapon at home, but he was not available for comment at the end of the campaign.
ABC News’ David B. Hill contributed to this report.