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Joe Biden
Born 11/20/1942 (Age 78)
Religion:Catholic
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DC Phone Number: 202-456-1111
Government Website: whitehouse.gov
Contact\Email: whitehouse.gov/contact
Official Website: joebiden.com

Notable Speaking Engagements by Joe Biden

EngagementNumAbout
Joe Biden Speeches34Major speeches by Joe Biden
Joe Biden Interviews14Major interviews by Joe Biden
Joe Biden Debates13Debates Joe Biden participated in
Joe Biden Town Halls5Major Town Halls and Forums Joe Biden participated in
Joe Biden Press Conferences2Key Press Conferences Joe Biden has given

Joe Biden Congress Details

Years in Congress: 01/03/1973 - 01/15/2009

Joe Biden History

President of the United States (01/20/2021 - Present)
Vice President of the United States (01/20/2009 - 01/20/2017)
U.S. Senator from Delaware (01/03/1973 - 01/15/2009)
College Attended: Syracuse ('68) & Delaware ('65)
Degrees Earned: J.D. (Law) (68) & Bachelors Degree (65)
Prior Occupations: Professor

Previous Joe Biden Speaking Engagements (EST)
Joe Biden Videos of Notable Speaking Engagements
Joe Biden Speech on Afghanistan Troop Withdrawal
President Biden officially set a date where all US troops will withdrawal Afghanistan by, putting a firm end date to America's longest ever armed conflict. After twenty years of conflict in Afghanistan, the President announced that all troops will be out of Afghanistan by September 11, 2021, which is also the twentieth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. President Biden said "we cannot continue the cycle of extending or expanding our military presence in Afghanistan hoping to create the ideal conditions for our withdrawal, expecting a different result" before firmly stating he "will not pass this responsibility to a fifth [President]."
Joe Biden Speech Honoring Slain U.S. Capitol Officer William Evans
President Joe Biden spoke at a memorial service honoring slain U.S. Capitol Police Officer William Evans, who was killed after being intentionally struck by a motorist on Capitol grounds. The President spoke movingly, telling the late officers family that "your son, your husband, your brother, your dad was a hero." At times Mr. Biden felt like he was speaking only to the family of the slain officer, telling them that they can get through this "by holding each other together" and promising that "[A]s long as you have them, you have Billy.”
Joe Biden Speech on Gun Control Executive Orders
President Biden unveiled new executive orders designed to stem the tide of increasing gun violence in the United States during a press conference from the White House Rose Garden. He was joined by Vice President Harris and Attorney General Merrick Garland. The President admitted he was limited in what he can do by executive order and implored Congress to act, specifically asking them to remove liability protections that gun makers currently enjoy, saying "enough prayers, time for action." Mr. Biden also insisted that nothing he is requesting will infringe on peoples 2nd Amendment rights.
Joe Biden Speech on the American Jobs Plan
Joe Biden spoke to the country to detail his much anticipated $2 trillion infrastructure plan, officially known as the American Jobs Plan, and explain why he believes now is the appropriate time to enact such a mammoth piece of legislation. The President preemptively pushed back against critics of the price tag by reminding people that "[W]e are America. We don't just fix for today, we build for tomorrow."
Joe Biden Remarks on Vaccination Campaign
President Biden moved up his goal of having all U.S. adults being eligible to receive a vaccine from May 1 to April 19, 2021 during a speech at the White House. The President addressed the nation after visiting a vaccination center in Virginia earlier in the day. He also touted the fact that the US is the first county to administer over 150 million shots, with the total as of his speech at 165 million given. Another point of pride for the President was the fact that over 75% of people 65 and older have received a shot and more than 55% of them are fully vaccinated.
Joe Biden 2021 Easter Message
President Biden, flanked by the First Lady and the Easter Bunny, delivered a brief Easter message from the Blue Room balcony of the White House in which he talked about "resurrection and renewal" during this time of national angst. The President reassured the American people he understands how difficult the Easter holiday may be for some who have lost loved ones or are unable to visit with their family, but said that “Joy cometh in the morning” and promised that our "longed-for dawn is almost here."
Joe Biden Inaugural Press Conference
President Joe Biden held his first formal press conference since his inauguration in front of a socially distanced press at the White House. President Biden fielded questions on a range of topics from filibuster reform to the ongoing vaccine rollout being conducted throughout the country. He notably doubled his goal from 100 million to 200 million shots within his first 100 days, which he offered could give us some sense of normalcy by the July 4 holiday.
Joe Biden Primetime Presidential Town Hall
President Joe Biden answered questions from a socially distanced audience during a one hour town hall moderated by CNN's Anderson Cooper. President Biden answered questions about our ongoing health crisis, his plans to get a shot in every American's arm as quickly as possible, reopening schools, and a host of other topics. Biden also made headlines over his declaration that it would take an act of Congress to cancel $50,000 worth of student debt, saying "I will not make that happen" by himself. One of the most memorable moments of the night is when the President counseled a crying young child, telling her to not "be scared, honey. Don't be scared."
President Biden's 1st Inaugural Address
President Biden delivered his 1st Inaugural Address, making official the peaceful transfer of power from one President to the next. President Biden focused much of his speech calling on a deeply divided country to unite in the face of unprecedented crises. In one of his most memorable lines of his address, President Biden called on Americans to "end this uncivil war that pits red against blue, rural versus urban, conservative versus liberal. We can do this if we open our souls instead of hardening our hearts, if we show a little tolerance and humility and if we're willing to stand in the other person's shoes, as my mom would say, just for a moment."
Joe Biden Speech After Electoral College Certifies Victory
President-elect Joe Biden spoke to the American people shortly after the Electoral College certified his victory in the 2020 Presidential election. Biden attempted to begin uniting the deeply divided country, saying "We the People voted. Faith in our institutions held. The integrity of our elections remains intact. And so, now it is time to turn the page. To unite. To heal.” The President-elect lauded the fact that more Americans voted in 2020 than in any Presidential election in our history, which he said all Americans, no matter who they voted for, should be proud of.
Joe Biden Victory Speech | 2020 Presidential Election
President-elect Joe Biden delivered his victory speech four days after a closely contested Presidential election against Donald Trump. Mr. Biden spent much of his speech calling for unity, saying he will strive to be "a president who seeks not to divide but unify,” and encouraging the American people to stop looking at political opponents as enemies, promising to "work as hard for those who didn’t vote for me as for those who did.” Biden closed with quoting “On Eagle’s Wings,” a hymn he and his deceased son Beau loved before a thanking the American people for giving him the opportunity to serve them.
3rd Presidential Debate (2020)
The third and final Presidential debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump was held at Belmont University in Nashville, TN. Both candidates were allowed to answer moderator Kristen Welker's initial questions for two minutes uninterrupted, as a new feature allowed opponent's mics to be muted during that timeframe. After the initial segment question, of which there were six, both candidates spoke freely. Biden and Trump addressed questions on outside interference with American elections, the economy, national security, the ongoing pandemic, healthcare, climate change and tax plans if elected. Final question was about Leadership. This debate was far more civil than their first.
Joe Biden Primetime Town Hall
In lieu of the 2nd Presidential Debate Joe Biden participated in a townhall hosted by ABC and moderated by George Stephanopoulos in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Biden was asked a number of questions by undecided voters and Stephanopoulos himself, notably on whether or not Biden favors adding seats to the Supreme Court, which Biden promised he would answer before election day. Biden also spent much of the event showing the American people that he is the exact opposite of Donald Trump in both temperament and with his approach to governance and promised he would work to heal the polarizing divide plaguing American politics today.
Joe Biden Speech on Unity and Reconciliation at Gettysburg
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden spoke at one of the United States most hallowed sites and delivered an impassioned call for a deeply divided American people to come together for the greater good of the country. Biden, speaking near the Civil War battlefield in Gettysburg, said the American people "have too bright a future to have it shipwrecked on the shoals of anger and hate and division." His nearly 30 minute speech didn't mention Donald Trump one time, but it was impossible not to take interpret his speech as anything but an unambiguous rebuke of Donald Trump's Presidency.
1st Presidential Debate
The first Presidential Debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump was held in front of a small audience at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. The topics debated were Biden's and Trump's records, the Supreme Court, pandemic, economy, racial unrest, and election integrity. Donald Trump constantly interrupted Joe Biden, prompting the former Vice President to ask Donald Trump "will you shut up, man?" Chris Wallace, the moderator for the evening, constantly had to chime in to ask Donald Trump to stop interrupting Joe Biden.
Joe Biden 2020 DNC Convention Speech
Joe Biden gave the best speech of his life according to many receiving praise from pundits on the right and the left. He talked about Covid-19 and the hardships families face because of it and his plans to combat it as President.He also talked about protecting social security and medicare and improving childcare and eldercare.
Joe Biden Speech on Combating Systemic Racism
Former vice president Joe Biden delivered a speech in Wilmington, Delaware in which he spoke on combating systemic racism in the United States and to offer a policy proposal aimed at addressing it. Biden's plan called for the Federal Reserve to focus on addressing severe economic gaps between whites and minorities in the country, a major investment in Black-owned businesses, and access to affordable housing for minorities, among other things.
Joe Biden Speech on Riots and Civil Unrest in America
Former Vice President and presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden spoke about the killing of George Floyd and the nationwide riots that have followed during a speech in Philadelphia, PA. The former Vice President strongly condemned President Trump's handling of the crisis, especially his heavy-handed approach to peaceful protesters outside of the White House. Biden also spoke about how he would do things differently and asked Congress to pass a law prohibiting police from using chokeholds.
Joe Biden Speech to Supporters Announcing Bernie Sanders Endorsement
Senator Bernie Sanders joined presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden to announce his endorsement of the former Vice President in 2020. The two discussed the importance of the November election, with Sanders saying "[s]o, today, I am asking all Americans, I'm asking every Democrat, I'm asking every Independent, I'm asking a lot of Republicans to come together in this campaign to support your candidacy, which I endorse. To make certain that we defeat somebody who I believe, and I’m speaking just for myself now, is the most dangerous president in the modern history of this country."
Joe Biden State of the Union Interview
Democratic candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden participated in an interview conducted by CNN's Jake Tapper. He told Tapper what he had been doing to protect himself and his family during uncertain time and encouraged others to take the recommended precautions that the government had laid out for U.S. citizens to stay safe.
Joe Biden Interview With The View
The Democratic presidential front runner and former Vice President, Joe Biden, participated in a video interview with hosts of The View talk show. He talked about how he stayed up-to-date on the current global events and how he would handle things differently. He also expressed concerns about misinformation being spread by people who aren't professionals or have an ulterior motive. He also said that the American people could get through the crisis and expressed hope that we will emerge stronger than before.
11th Democratic Debate
The 11th Democratic Debate was supposed to be held at the Arizona Federal Theatre, also known as the Comerica Theatre, in Phoenix , Arizona, but was moved to CNN studios in Washington, D.C. due to the coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the nation. After ten debates with a multitude of candidates, this was the first head-to-head debate of the primary season, featuring the last two major candidates remaining - Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. The two candidates spent over two hours debating with a large portion of the debate focused on the epidemic that has brought the economy to the brink and shut down large swaths of American society.
10th Democratic Debate
The 10th Democratic Debate will be held at the Gaillard Center in Charleston, South Carolina. CBS News is hosting the debate along with the Congressional Black Caucus Institute. It is being held days after the Nevada caucuses and days before the South Carolina Democratic primary.
9th Democratic Debate
The 9th Democratic Debate was held at the Paris Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. NBC News and MSNBC hosted the debate along with The Nevada Independent. It was the smallest debate stage in the 2020 election cycle and the first debate former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg participated in. His Democratic rivals wasted no time harshly criticizing his record on a number of issues and questioning his motives for entering the race. Bloomberg appeared caught off guard at some moments, but forcefully pushed back at others. Another memorable moment is when Sen. Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg had an impassioned debate over courting minority voters.
8th Democratic Debate
The 8th Democratic debate co-hosted by ABC and television station WMUR was held at St Anselm College, outside of Manchester, NH. The candidates surprisingly struck a less hostile tone than prior debates and there were even some moments of levity when Bernie Sanders was asked about a criticism by Hillary Clinton about his likability in the Senate, hoping to get some moments of disagreement, but instead Joe Biden talked about his admiration for Sanders and gave him a hug. Not all moments were light though, with multiple candidates questioning Pete Buttigieg about his inability to break through with non-white voters and Biden sharply criticizing Sanders over gun control.
7th Democratic Debate
The 7th Democratic Debate co-hosted by CNN and The Des Moines Register was held at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Six candidates qualified for the debate in what was the smallest debate to date. The debate happened one day after Senator Warren accused Senator Sanders of privately telling her that a woman couldn't win the general election, an accusation Sanders vociferously denies. Another memorable element of the evening was Senator Klobuchar appearing to go on the attack against nearly everyone on the stage, especially the candidates she perceives as being too far left to win in a general election.
6th Democratic Debate
The 6th Democratic debate co-hosted by PBS NewsHour and Politico will be held at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. The seven candidates who qualified will share the same stage for a single-night of debate. It begins at 8:00PM Eastern and is slated to end at 10:30PM. This will be the last debate of 2019.
Joe Biden Climate Change Campaign Advertisement
Joe Biden released a campaign advertisement heavily critical of Donald Trump's denial of global climate change, hammering the President over his decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement and his actions as President that have turned a blind eye to the crisis before pivoting to a more positive tone where Biden is shown discussing what can and will be done if he were elected in 2020.
Joe Biden Teamsters Labor Forum in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Joe Biden participated in a forum hosted by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa where he discussed was asked questions about his plans to help the middle class, how he intends to protect multi-employer pensions, workers rights, collective bargaining and health care.
Joe Biden Campaign Rally in New Hampton, Iowa
Joe Biden held a campaign rally in New Hampton, Iowa during his barnstorm tour of the state. The rally was like many others he's had throughout the state until a voter stood up and accused Biden of "sending his son to Ukraine" while he was Vice President, which prompted Biden to strongly push back against the man. Biden called the man a "damn liar." Biden also said "You said I set up my son to work at an oil company, isn't that what you said? Get your words straight, jack. I'm not going to get in an argument with you."
Joe Biden
Joe Biden released a viral campaign ad titled "A President the World is Laughing At" which shows "hot mic" footage of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron laughing and joking about Trump's propensity to have free-ranging and often rambling press conferences with other world leaders. The ad concluded with Biden saying “The world sees Trump for what he is. Insincere, ill-informed, corrupt, dangerously incompetent, and incapable in my view of world leadership.”
Joe Biden Mason City, Iowa Rally
Joe Biden spoke to rally goes at the Historic Park Inn in Mason City, Iowa during his barnstorm tour of the state before their first-in-the-nation caucus. Biden talked about his fight for "the soul" of our country and said that Donald Trump is doing irreparably damage to it. Biden also talked about his tax and healthcare proposals that he promises will help the middle-class.
5th Democratic Debate
The Fifth Democratic Debate will be hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. Ten candidates qualified for the debate - Cory Booker, Tulsi Gabbard, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Andrew Yang, and Tom Steyer.
Joe Biden New Hampshire State House Rally
Joe Biden held a rally outside of the New Hampshire State House after filing candidacy paperwork for the first-in-the-nation primary in early 2020. Biden spoke about his campaign and reiterated to his supporters why he thinks he is the best candidate to take on Donald Trump in the 2020 Presidential election. Biden was joined on stage with his wife, Jill Biden, and John Lynch, the former Democratic governor of New Hampshire.
Joe Biden Andrea Mitchell Reports Interview
Joe Biden spoke with Andrea Mitchell on her MSNBC program in a wide ranging phone interview where he discussed how he sees the 2020 race as it is today, the House of Representatives impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump, Trump's withdrawal withdrawal from Syria, and what his thoughts are on Trump's continued attacks against his son Hunter.
Joe Biden 60 Minutes Interview
Joe Biden sat down for an interview with Norah O'Donnell of 60 Minutes for his first major interview since Donald Trump attempted to get dirt on him and his family from the Ukrainian government, a decision that has led to the House of Representatives opening up an impeachment inquiry into the President. Biden forcefully defended him and his sons characters, saying that he has nothing to hide, unlike the President who has refused to release his tax returns. Biden also spent time lamenting the "lasting damage" the Trump Administration will have on the country.
Joe Biden Economic Policy Speech in Scranton, Pennsylvania
Joe Biden delivered a speech on his economic policy proposals in his home town of Scranton, Pennsylvania where he blasted Donald Trump for "squandering" a strong economy and abandoning the very people he promised to help if he were to be elected in 2016. Biden said that "Donald Trump inherited a strong economy from Barack and me. Things were beginning to really move. And just like everything else he’s inherited, he’s in the midst of squandering it,” before pivoting to his proposals to help the lower and middle classes get a leg up in a changing global economy.
Joe Biden Davenport, Iowa Rally
Joe Biden spoke at a rally in Davenport, Iowa where he spent much of the time hammering Donald Trump over his continued personal attacks and conspiracy theories against him and his son, Hunter Biden. Biden also hammered Trump over his decision to abandon the Kurds, a longtime US ally in northern Syria, claiming that it proves that Trump is a "complete failure." The speech was one of Biden's most forceful rebukes of Trump to date.
4th Democratic Debate
The fourth Democratic debate at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, just outside of Columbus, featured twelve candidates all sharing the same stage. Most observers paid close attention to how Senator Elizabeth Warren performance now that she is leading in many national polls and she had a fairly strong night. Eyes were also on Bernie Sanders, who is returning to the race after suffering a heart attack on October 1. He had a strong performance and is, at least for now, seeming to move on from his health emergency. Joe Biden had a relatively strong night without any major gaffes, but without any major memorable moment either.
Joe Biden Speech Calling For Donald Trump's Impeachment
Joe Biden officially called for President Donald Trump's impeachment for the first time, saying that Trump "is shooting holes in our Constitution and we cannot allow him to get away with it.” Biden, unlike many of his Democratic competitors in the 2020 Primary, had long refused to comment on calling for Trump to be removed from office, but decided that the time has come for Trump to be removed due to the widening Ukraine scandal where he used he pressured that country's President to investigate Joe Biden in exchange for the release of desperately needed military aid.
Joe Biden Reno, Nevada Rally
Joe Biden spoke at a rally in Reno, Nevada where he went off his normal campaign stump speech and delivered a forceful rebuke to President Trump over his attempt to fan the conspiracy theory flames that the real political scandal swirling around D.C. right now isn't the impeachment investigation into him, but instead is Hunter Biden's business dealings. Biden took direct aim at Trump, saying that he's "not going anywhere" and that he's "not going to destroy me."
Joe Biden Jimmy Kimmel Live Interview
Joe Biden sat down for an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live one day after Nancy Pelosi formally announced that the House of Representatives will open impeachment proceedings against President Trump due to the fact that Trump pressured the Ukrainian President to investigate Joe Biden in exchange for him releasing military aid authorized by Congress to the country. Biden expressed deep concern about Trump's actions, saying "It's such a blatant abuse of power that I don't think it can stand. Based on the material that they acknowledged today, it seems to me it's awful hard to avoid the conclusion that it is an impeachable offense and a violation of constitutional responsibility."
Joe Biden Statement on Ukraine Whistleblower Complaint
Joe Biden delivered a statement on the unfolding Ukraine whistleblower complaint that accuses President Trump of asking for a quid pro quo from the Ukrainian government where they would investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son in exchange for hundreds of millions of dollars in Congressional mandated aid. Biden stressed that no person, even the President of the United States, is above the law and encouraged the House of Representatives to use all the tools at their disposal to get to the bottom of the crisis.
3rd Democratic Debate
The third Democratic debate in Houston brought the top ten candidates in the Democratic field onto the same stage for the first time and there was no shortage of lively discussion among the group. The top three candidates - Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders - stuck largely to their typical script, with neither of them delivering any major blows, to the likely relief of Joe Biden. The remaining seven candidates received ample time to deliver their message and answer questions from the moderators, but none appeared to deliver a breakout performance that would shake the top of the field up.
Joe Biden New Hampshire Democratic Party Convention Speech
Joe Biden delivered a speech at the 2019 New Hampshire Democratic Party Convention where he spoke in front of the energetic audience and stuck to the usual themes of his campaign, but notably had a Freudian slip when he accidentally referred to Donald Trump as Donald "Hump." Biden quickly corrected himself and laughed off his slip of the tongue.
Joe Biden The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Interview
Joe Biden sat down with Stephen Colbert on "The Late Show" to have a sometimes fun and other times serious discussion about his 2020 Presidential bid. Biden admitted near the beginning of the interview that he decided to run for President after the tragedy in Charlottesville, Virginia where Donald Trump refused to condemn white supremacists who killed a counter protester and equated peaceful protesters with white supremacists. Biden was also asked about proneness to make gaffes, prompting him to joke that "the reason I came on the Jimmy Kimmel show is..." before diving into a serious discussion.
Joe Biden Hawkeye Area Labor Council Picnic Press Availability
Joe Biden met with a number of reporters outside of the Hawkeye Area Labor Council Picnic where he answered their questions on a range of topics before entering the picnic event. Biden spoke about the upcoming Democratic debate where only ten candidates qualified, saying he's looking forward to being able to have a more substantive discussion with the candidates on stage. He also discussed a recent controversy where he appeared to lump together a number of different stories about military heroism into one story, saying he has nothing to apologize for.
Joe Biden Keene State College Rally
Joe BIden spoke at a campaign rally at rally in Keene State College in New Hampshire where he talked about his desire to pass the Equality Act, which is a bill the 116th House of Representatives passed that would prohibit discrimination "on the basis of the sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition of an individual, as well as because of sex-based stereotypes." Biden also talked about his desire to expand Obamacare, redouble our efforts to tackle climate change, and pass legislation that will help veterans.
Joe Biden Dartmouth College Town Hall
Joe Biden held a town hall with students and faculty of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire where he fielded questions on what was supposed to be a health care focus, but turned into a wide ranging discussion on a variety of topics. A memorable moment of the event was when Mr. Biden, when recalling the tumultuous era of political assassinations throughout the 1960's, asked those in attendance to imagine what would have happened if Barack Obama were assassinated.
Joe Biden Iowa State Fair Speech
Joe Biden gave a speech at the Iowa State Fair, a mandatory campaign stop for Presidential candidates of both political parties. Biden spent much of his time giving a blistering critique of Donald Trump and spoke of the desperate need for leadership out of the White House, promising that he is the one person who can deliver that leadership.
Joe Biden Iowa State Fair Press Conference
Joe Biden held an impromptu press conference on the Iowa State Fair grounds where he took questions from local and national press on his proposals for stricter gun control, whether he believes Donald Trump is a white supremacist, how he will help farmers caught up in the current trade war with China, and how this Presidential run is different than the other times he's vied for office.
Joe Biden Speech on Mass Shootings and White Supremacy
Joe Biden delivered an impassioned speech on America's mass shooting epidemic and the scourge of white supremacy in the United States days after two mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio killed dozens and injured scores more. Biden used his speech to excoriate Donald Trump over his "toxic language" that divides the nation and accused Trump of "encourag[ing] and embolding" white supremacists. Biden went on to say that "we have a president with a toxic tongue who has publicly and unapologetically embraced the political strategy of hate, racism and division. So it's up to us.”
Joe Biden Anderson Cooper 360 Interview
Joe Biden spoke to Anderson Cooper of CNN days after two mass shootings rocked the nation, opening up about a number of family tragedies he has endured in his life as he reflected on the the two shootings that have left at least 31 dead so far. Biden also forcefully pushed back against the narrative that mental illness is to blame for the shootings, saying "hatred is sick, but it’s not a mental illness. White supremacy is wrong. But it’s not mental illness.”
Joe Biden AFSCME 2020 Public Service Forum
Joe Biden participated in the AFSCME 2020 Public Service forum, along with 18 other Democratic candidates. Each candidate was given a short opportunity to speak to those in attendance about their plans to strengthen unions after years of decline in membership brought about by a variety of factors.
2nd Democratic Debate (2/2)
Night two of the second Democratic debate in Detroit was a heated one between the 2020 hopefuls. The candidates focused more on attacking one another on issues such as healthcare and immigration than they did on how they would defeat Donald Trump. Kamala Harris was slammed by several candidates for her healthcare plan and her tenure as California's attorney general, but it was Joe Biden who received the majority of the blows by almost every candidate. His record was constantly called into question, as well as his position on the Hyde Amendment. Biden's responses were references to his time serving with Barack Obama.
Joe Biden Sioux City Journal Interview
Former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was interviewed by journalists from the Sioux City Journal during a campaign stop in the city. Biden talked about his campaign, the importance of doing well in Iowa, and why he thinks he is uniquely suited to take on President Trump in the 2020 general election.
Joe Biden Morning Joe Interview
Joe Biden sat down for an interview with Mika Brzezinski from MSNBC's "Morning Joe" for a wide ranging interview on topics ranging from Donald Trump's incendiary Tweets attacking four Democratic Congresswomen of color, his desire to move on from his widely criticized first debate performance, his friendship with former President Barack Obama, and what it feels like to lose a son, among other things.
Joe Biden City University of New York Speech
Former Vice President, Joe Biden gave a speec at the City University of New York. In his speech, he touched on his foreign policy vision. He also criticized President Donald Trump’s foreign policy by saying if he ever became president, he would end the “Muslim ban,” as well as issue of family separation at the U.S.-Mexico border.
1st Democratic Debate (2/2)
Night two of the first Democratic debate of the 2020 election cycle featured the second ten of twenty candidates who qualified to participate. The debate featured much more spirited discussion between the candidates than the first evening, with Vice President Biden, Senator Sanders, and Senator Harris engaging each other directly on a number of hot button issues like universal healthcare, racism, and immigration reform. One exchange in particular stood out when Senator Harris criticized Vice President Biden over his remarks praising former segregationist Southern Senators. Biden pushed back by saying Harris mischaracterized his words and insisted he did not praise racists.