Joe Biden is an American politician as a member of the Democratic Party, he was the 47th vice president of the United States under Barack Obama from 2009 to 2017. He was also a US Senator from Delaware from 1973 to 2009. He is currently the candidate for Democratic Presidential Elections for the 2020 election against Donald Trump. Joe Biden’s full name is Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. He was born on November 20, 1942 to Catherine Eugenia and Joseph Robinette Biden. He has a sister and two brothers of names like Valerie, Francis and James. In 1968, Biden earned a law degree from Syracuse University School of Law, was ranked 76th in his class of 85, and was admitted to the Delaware Bar in 1969. While in school, he received referrals. student recruitment and was later classified as military service due to asthma. He was a lawyer, writer and politician.
On August 26, Biden married Neilia Hunter, a Syracuse University student. On December 18, 1972, Biden’s wife Neilia and their one-year-old daughter Amy were killed in a car accident in Hockessin, Delaware. Biden’s sons Beau and Hunter suffered a broken leg and a minor skull fracture respectively, but doctors predicted they would make a full recovery. Biden considered resigning to take care of them, but Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield convinced him not to. To see his children every day, Biden traveled by train between his home in Delaware and Washington, DC. and he maintained this habit during his 36 years in the Senate. But the incident had filled him with anger and religious doubts. He later wrote that he “felt that God had played a joke on him” and that he had difficulty concentrating on work.
Biden credits his second wife, teacher Jill Tracy Jacobs, for renewing her interest in politics and life; they met in 1975 on a blind date arranged by Biden’s brother (who had met Jacobs in college) and were married in the UN chapel in New York on June 17, 1977. They are Roman Catholics and attend mass in St. Joseph’s at Brandywine in Greenville, Delaware. Her daughter Ashley Blazer is a social worker.
In 1972, Biden defeated reigning Republican J. Caleb Boggs to become the young United States Senator of Delaware. He was the only Democrat willing to challenge Boggs, his campaign had almost no money and had no chance of winning. Family members ran and ran the campaign, which relied on direct meeting with voters and personal distribution of position papers, an approach made feasible by the small size of Delaware. He received help from the AFL-CIO and Democratic pollster Patrick Caddell. Its platform focused on Vietnam’s withdrawal, the environment, civil rights, public transportation, fairer taxes, health care and public discontent with politics as usual. A few months before the election, Biden was nearly thirty percentage points behind Boggs, but his energy, attractive young family, and ability to connect with voters’ emotions worked in his favor, and he won with 50.5 percent of votes.
First activities of the Senate
In 1974, Time named him one of the 200 faces of the future. In a 1974 interview, he described himself as liberal when it comes to civil rights and liberties, elderly concerns and health care, but conservative on other issues, including abortion and conscription. Biden became a minority-ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee in 1981. In 1984, he was responsible for the Democratic plan for the successful passage of the Comprehensive Crime Control Act, Over time the provisions of the crime law became controversial and in 2019 Biden called his role in passing the bill a grave mistake. His supporters praised him for changing some of the worst legal provisions, and it was his most important legislative achievement to date. He was noted for his speeches that year which scolded and encouraged the Democrats.
Elected to the Senate in 1972, Biden was re-elected in 1978, 1984, 1990, 1996, 2002 and 2008, generally getting about 60% of the vote. He was a young senator of William Roth, who was first elected in 1970, until Roth was defeated in 2000. In 2018, he was the 18th longest-serving senator in US history. Biden was consistently ranked as one of the least wealthy members of the Senate, which he attributed to the young election. Believing that less wealthy public officials may be tempted to accept grants in exchange for political favors, he proposed campaign funding reform measures during his first term. Biden earned $ 15.6 million in 2017-18. In 2019, Biden and his wife reported that their assets had risen between $ 2.2 million and $ 8 million, thanks to conference commitments and a contract to write a series of books. Political writer Howard Fineman wrote, Biden is not an academic, he is not a theoretical thinker, he is a great street politician. He comes from a long list of hard-working people in Scranton: car salesmen, car dealers, people who know how to do it. make a sale. He has that fantastic Irish gift. Political reporter David S. Broder wrote that Biden has grown over time: He responds to real people, this has been constant all along. ability to understand himself and to deal with other politicians has improved a lot. James Traub wrote, Biden is the basically happy kind of person who can be just as generous to others as he is to himself. In 2006, Delaware reporter Harry F. Themal wrote that Biden occupies the sensitive center of the Democratic Party.
2008 Vice-Presidency Campaign
Shortly after Biden withdrew from the presidential race, Obama privately told him that he was interested in finding an important place for Biden in his administration. Biden turned down Obama’s first request to examine him for the vice presidency, fearing that the vice presidency represented a loss of status and voice from his position in the Senate, but later changed his mind. In an interview on June 22, 2008, Biden said that although he was not actively seeking the appointment to the vice president, he would accept it if offered. In early August, Obama and Biden secretly met to discuss the possibility and developed a strong personal relationship. Obama announced that Biden would be his running mate On August 22, 2008. The New York Times reported that the strategy behind the election reflects a desire to fill the ticket with someone with experience in foreign policy and national security, and not help the ticket win undecided status or emphasize the change message of Obama.
Others pointed to Biden’s appeal to working-class and middle-class voters, as well as his willingness to aggressively challenge Republican candidate John McCain in a way that Obama sometimes seemed uncomfortable. Accepting Obama’s offer, Biden ruled out running again for president in 2016, but his comments in subsequent years seem to retrace his steps on that stance, as he did not want to diminish his seemingly disinterested political power to advance. Biden was officially named vice president on August 27 by voice vote at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver. On October 2, 2008, Biden participated in the vice president debate with Palin at Washington University in St. Louis. Post-debate polls found that while Palin surpassed many voters’ expectations, Biden won the debate overall. During the final days of the campaign, he focused on the less populated, older, and less affluent areas of the battle states, most notably Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, where polls indicated he was popular and where Obama had not campaigned or had been he did well in the Democratic primary.
Following the campaign’s instructions, Biden kept his speeches concise and tried to avoid casual comments, such as the one about Obama being tested by a foreign power shortly after taking office, which attracted negative attention. Privately, Biden’s comments frustrated Obama. How many times will Biden say something stupid? I ask. Obama campaign employees called Biden’s mistakes Joe bombs and kept Biden uninformed about strategic discussions, which in turn shocked Biden. Relations between the two campaigns strained for a month, until Biden apologized in a call to Obama and the two built a stronger partnership. Publicly, Obama strategist David Axelrod said Biden’s high popularity rates outweighed any unexpected comments. Nationwide, Biden scored 60 percent in a Pew Research Center survey, compared to Palin’s 44.
Vice President (2009-2017)
Biden said he eliminate some of the explicit roles assumed by George W. Bush’s vice president, Dick Cheney. He chaired Obama’s transition team and led an initiative to improve the economic well-being of the middle class. In early January 2009, in his final act as Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, he visited the leaders of Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, and on January 20 he was sworn in as 47th Vice President of the United States, First Vice President of Delaware and the first Roman Catholic vice president. Obama soon compared Biden to a basketball player who does a lot of things that don’t show up on the stats sheet. Biden lost an internal debate with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about sending 21,000 new soldiers to Afghanistan, but his skepticism was appreciated and, in 2009, Biden’s views gained more influence when Obama reconsidered his strategy in Afghanistan.
Biden visited Iraq every two months, becoming the administration’s point man in delivering messages to Iraqi leaders about expected progress there. More generally, overseeing Iraqi politics has become Biden’s responsibility Obama was said to have said Joe you do Iraq. His visit to Iraq in January 2010 amid riots over candidates excluded from the upcoming Iraqi parliamentary elections led the Iraqi government to reinstate 59 out of several hundred candidates two days later. Biden had made eight trips there in 2012, but his oversight of US policy in Iraq withdrew with the departure of US troops in 2011.
Biden campaigned vigorously for the Democrats in the 2010 midterm election, maintaining an optimistic stance towards the party’s large-scale loss predictions. After Republican electoral successes and the departure of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Biden’s past dealings with Republicans in Congress have become more important. He led the administration’s successful effort to get Senate approval for the new START treaty. In December 2010, Biden’s advocacy for a middle ground, followed by his negotiations with Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell, was instrumental in producing the administration’s compromise tax package that included a temporary extension of the Bush cuts. tax. Later, Biden took the lead in trying to sell the deal to a reluctant Democratic group in Congress. The package was passed as the law on tax relief, re-authorization of unemployment insurance and job creation in 2010.
As for foreign policy, Biden supported the NATO-led military intervention in Libya in 2011. He supported closer economic ties with Russia. In March 2011, Obama delegated Biden to lead negotiations between Congress and the White House to resolve federal spending levels for the rest of the year and avoid a government shutdown. By May 2011, a “Biden committee” with six members of Congress was trying to reach a bipartisan deal to raise the US debt ceiling as part of a global deficit reduction plan. The US debt ceiling crisis unfolded in the following months, but Biden’s relationship with McConnell once again proved the key to unlocking a stalemate and reaching a deal to resolve it in the form of the Budget Control Act of 2011, signed on August 2, 2011, the same day as an unprecedented US moratorium looming. Biden had spent most of his time negotiating with Congress on any administration member’s debt issue, and a Republican staff member said, Biden is the only guy with real negotiating authority, and he knows his word is good for the deal. Some reports suggest that Biden has opposed carrying out the May 2011 US mission to kill Osama bin Laden, for fear that the failure will adversely affect Obama’s re-election prospects. He took the initiative to notify congressional leaders of the positive result.
Presidential campaign 2020
Between 2016 and 2019, the media used to mention Biden as a possible candidate for president in 2020. When asked if he would run, he gave mixed and ambivalent answers, saying “never say never never”. At one point he suggested not to see a scenario in which he would run again, but a few days later he said: “I run if I can walk”. A political action committee known as Time for Biden was formed in January 2018, calling for Biden’s entry into the race.
Biden said he would decide whether to run or not by January 2019, but he hasn’t made any announcements at this time. Friends said he was “very close to saying yes” but was concerned about the effect another presidential race might have on his family and reputation, as well as fundraising struggles and perceptions about his age and on relative centrism. On the other hand, he was driven by his “sense of duty,” by offending the Trump presidency, by lack of foreign policy experience among other Democratic aspirants, and by his desire to promote “constructive bridges progress” in the party. . He launched his campaign on April 25, 2019.
In September 2019, it was reported that Trump had pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate the alleged wrongdoing of Biden and his son Hunter Biden. Despite the allegations, as of September 2019, the Bidens have produced no evidence of wrongdoing. The media have widely interpreted this pressure to investigate Biden as an attempt to damage Biden’s chances of winning the presidency, resulting in a political scandal and Trump impeachment by the House of Representatives.
As of 2019, Trump and his allies have falsely accused Biden of firing Ukrainian Attorney General Viktor Shokin because he was allegedly conducting an investigation into Burisma Holdings, which employed Hunter Biden. Biden was accused of withholding $ 1 billion in aid to Ukraine in this effort. In 2015, Biden lobbied the Ukrainian parliament to remove Shokin because the US, the European Union and other international organizations considered Shokin corrupt and ineffective, and particularly because Shokin was not assertively investigating Burisma. Withholding the billion dollars in aid was part of this official policy.