Vice President Joe Biden followed in President Barack Obama footsteps, and formally backed presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton on Thursday.
Biden spoke Thursday night at the American Constitution Society convention, not far from The White House. While he did not devote a segment of his speech to endorsing Clinton, he made his preference clear for the highest seat in the land.
Biden also spoke on behalf of the need to confirm the Supreme Court vacancy after the death of Justice Antonio Scalia. Republicans on Capitol Hill have refused to grant a hearing to Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland.
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Prior to the death of his son Beau, Biden was considering a White House bid. Prior to speaking this past Thursday, it was thought that Biden may support Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.
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Biden praised Sanders in January for focusing on income inequality. Biden noted that Clinton does not necessarily focus on issues that are similar.
Biden still holds that he “would have been the best president,” telling ABC’s Robin Roberts just that in a May interview.
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