Joe Biden is a good man and a great Vice President. Serving alongside him in the Senate and then the administration, I saw first-hand his passion for our country and our people. Like millions of others, I admire his devotion to family, his grace in grief, his grit and determination on behalf of the middle class, and his unyielding faith in America’s promise. As Vice President, Joe has been by President Obama’s side for every pivotal decision. He helped save the auto industry and pull our economy back from the brink of depression. He continues to fight for higher wages, safer communities, and a more peaceful world. It’s a record to be proud of, defend, and build on. And I am confident that history isn’t finished with Joe Biden. As he said today, there is more work to do. And if I know Joe, he will always be on the front-lines, always fighting for all of us.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Hillary Clinton's Statement as Joe Biden Bows Out
He was never actually in, but today Vice President Joe Biden made it official that he would not pursue a path to the presidency. Flanked by President Obama and his wife, Jill, Biden made the announcement in the White House Rose Garden today. Family, friends, and colleagues were all gathered for the announcement that came as a surprise to the press corps and made for a bit of drama in the afternoon.
Long time friend and former colleague, Hillary Clinton gave him a call and offered this statement.