Joe Biden | Former U.S. Vice President
Former Vice President Joe Biden's kickoff rally for his 2020 Presidential campaignBy: Michael Stokes
Joe Biden Contact & Bio Information
Born 11/20/1942 (Age 76)
Phone Number: 202-456-1111
Joe Biden Congress Details
Years in Congress: 01/03/1973 - 01/15/2009
Joe Biden History
Former Vice President of the United States (01/20/2017 - 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
Oct 15 2019
4th Democratic debate
Sep 24 2019
Jun 28 2019
Jun 22 2019
South Carolina Democratic Convention
May 18 2019
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 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 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 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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, sat down with CNN's Chris Cuomo to talk about his 2020 presidential campaign platform. He talked about how it's been for him to go from an underdog to a front runner, as well as the endorsements and support he's received from other politicians and voters. Jill Biden said "this is when I knew Joe needed to run."
Former Vice President Joe Biden delivered a speech on race and segregation in Sumter, South Carolina days after igniting a firestorm over remarks on working with segregationist Senators that some took offense to. Biden delivered an unequivocal apology for any hurt he caused people, saying "[W]as I wrong a few weeks ago? Yes, I was. I regret it, and I’m sorry for any of the pain of misconception that caused anybody.” Biden also went on the offensive, reminding the overwhelmingly African American audience of all the work he and President Obama did during the previous Administration.
Former Vice President Joe Biden sat down for an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo to attempt to further explain his bumpy debate performance in the first Democratic Presidential debate where Senator Kamala Harris directly confronted him about his past stances on race relations, specifically the busing of minority children to largely Caucasian schools in the 1960's and 70's. Biden admitted he was caught off guard by the attacks and wasn't fully prepared to defend himself against what he perceived to be misleading attacks.
2020 presidential hopeful, and Former Vice President, Joe Biden joined his his wife Jill Biden, to hold and campaign rally in Marshalltown, Iowa. He talked about revenue that he said was "put in the wrong hands" by President Donald Trump to fall back into the communities that need the help. He also touched on how the country needs to reverse the tax cut on the super wealthy.
Former vice president Joe Biden, a 2020 presidential hopeful, gave a speech in front of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition Convention in Chicago. In his speech, he talked about how the country needed to overcome racial inequality, as well as there being a need to strengthen the labor unions and middle class in the United States.
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.
Former Vice President Joe Biden talked with NBC's Garrett Haake after the first Democratic debate to defend himself from attacks by Senator Harris and others on the stage about his record on segregation and the integration of schools during his time in Congress. Mr. Biden insisted that Senator Harris mischaracterized his record and went on to explain his side and why he felt that Mrs. Harris was not accurate in her criticism.
Former Vice President, and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden gave a speech at the South Carolina Democratic Party convention in Columbia. He talked about how proud he was to have served in the White House with President Barack Obama, and how he is determined to set out and finish the good things that they had started together.
Former Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the Poor People's Campaign Presidential Forum in Washington, D.C. during an event moderated by MSNBC's Joy Reid. Biden's speech focused heavily on race relations in America and struck a different tone than many of the other candidates who participated by insisting that working across the aisle with political opponents for the common good is the only way meaningful legislation is accomplished.
Former vice president Joe Biden, a 2020 presidential candidate, attended a campaign event at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, in Davenport, Iowa. He touched on the contrasts between president Trump's and his stance on congress and the intelligence community, as well as Donald Trump's view of the presidency.
Former vice president and 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden held a campaign rally in Ottuma, Iowa.He was there in efforts to bolster his position in the Iowa polls which were smaller than his national margin. He explain to the ralliers if he were elected president, the nation would find a cure for cancer, and told the crowd to let a heckler go. He also touched on standing up for American interests vs China's practices around the world.
Joe Biden launched a campaign ad on his Youtube channel. In it he talked about how climate change poses an existential threat to the country, and not just an environmental one. He outlined his plan for a "Clean Energy Revolution" that would address this threat, as well as lead the rest of the world to address the climate emergency.
Former Vice President Joe Biden officially announced his bid for president of the United States in a rally in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Biden argued that he was uniquely suited to challenge President Trump in 2020 because of his history championing middle-class workers in the rust belt who swung for President Trump in 2016.
Former Vice President Joe Biden sat down with the hosts of 'The View' to discuss why he waited so long to announce his bid to run for the 2020 Democratic Presidential nomination. Biden also explained why he doesn't want former President Obama to endorse his campaign at this time.