VP Biden to visit Detroit during auto show

Keith Laing
Detroit News Washington Bureau

Washington — Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Detroit during the 2017 North American International Auto Show, the White House said Friday.

Biden is attending an event hosted by Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan on Monday and he will also deliver remarks at an event for Motor City Match, which is a program that is designed to connect new and expanding businesses with real estate in Detroit.

The visit, which will be Biden’s Detroit swan song, will give the vice president the opportunity to attend the Detroit auto show. Biden has visited the auto show in the past, and he has been a big promoter of Mayor Duggan.

U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Dearborn, said during an apperance on “Michigan’s Big Show” with Michael Patrick Shiels that Biden would likely stay on the periphery of the auto show because of security concerns.

“I don’t know if it’s going to be the auto show itself ... but around it. Visit some of the connecting things,” she said. “You get into trouble disrupting shows and all that. Security has become a real issue.”

Biden is scheduled to travel from Detroit to Chicago to attend President Barack Obama’s Farewell address on Tuesday night.

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