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NYT security guard who went viral for interaction with Biden will have prominent role at convention: report

NYT security guard who went viral for interaction with Biden will have prominent role at convention: report
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The security guard at The New York Times who went viral last year after she was recorded telling former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenDemocrats warn GOP will regret Barrett confirmation Trump campaign eyes election night party at his sold-out DC hotel Harris blasts GOP for confirming Amy Coney Barrett: 'We won't forget this' MORE that she loved him while escorting him to a meeting with the paper’s editorial board at the time is now set to nominate the presumptive Democratic presidential at the convention, The Washington Post reports.

The woman, identified by the Post as Jacquelyn Brittany, 31, will nominate Biden for president at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday evening.

“I never thought I would be in a position to do this,” she told the Post on Tuesday. “I never thought I was worthy enough to do this.”

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Jacquelyn first drew widespread attention online last December after she was seen in a footage that went viral telling Biden, “I love you,” on an elevator as she helped guide him and his team to a meeting with The Times’s editorial board.

“I love you. I do. You’re like my favorite,” Jacquelyn could be seen saying in video at the time.

 

“Thank you,” Biden responds repeatedly before asking the guard for her name and whether she has a camera. Moments after, the two pose for a photo.

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Around the time of the pair’s encounter, the editorial board had been interviewing then-Democratic presidential candidates before later announcing they would be endorsing Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenAll fracked up: Biden's Keystone State breakdown What do Google, banks and chicken salad have in common? Final debate: War Admiral vs. Seabiscuit MORE (D-Mass.) and Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharStart focusing on veterans' health before they enlist Durbin says he will run for No. 2 spot if Dems win Senate majority Democrats seem unlikely to move against Feinstein MORE (D-Minn.) for the Democratic presidential nomination in January.

Pressed about the editorial board’s endorsement shortly after, Biden referenced the viral moment with Jacquelyn, saying: “I got something better. I got to meet Jacquelyn,” according to The Post.

Jacquelyn told the Post she was nervous before speaking to Biden in the elevator that day, but she decided to speak to him anyway.

“That was my time,” she told the Post, while also adding: “Once he came in, he was just genuinely, genuinely nice to people. We don’t get that from everybody."

“I kept thinking to myself, this was a person I want to lead the country,” she also.

As a security guard at the Times, Jacquelyn has escorted celebrities before. The week before meeting Biden, she told the paper she got the chance to help assist Oprah WinfreyOprah Gail WinfreyNYT security guard who went viral for interaction with Biden will have prominent role at convention: report Louisville Breonna Taylor billboard erected by Oprah Magazine vandalized with red paint 'White privilege' is the biggest white lie of all MORE.

However, she added that she has never had the chance to escort President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump admin to announce coronavirus vaccine will be covered under Medicare, Medicaid: report Election officials say they're getting suspicious emails that may be part of malicious attack on voting: report McConnell tees up Trump judicial pick following Supreme Court vote MORE before, nor does she have interest in doing so.

“I keep telling them, ‘If he comes, I’m taking off that day,’” she told the Post.