Former Vice President to Barack Obama, Joe Biden, is the Democratic nominee for the 2020 Presidential race.
Biden is a graduate of Syracuse University College of Law, passing the Delaware bar exam a year after graduating. He practiced for a while, simultaneously running for County Council, and eventually running for the US Senate.
While in the US Senate, Biden served on the Judiciary Committee and the Foreign Relations Committee, building an enviable experience in matters of the law and national security.
If Biden wins the election on November 3, at 78, he will become the oldest President to take the office. He brings with him considerable experience, having served in the US Senate for six terms and two terms as the Vice President.
Joe Biden Quotes
Democracy ‘Under Unprecedented Assault’ As Pro-Trump Extremists Occupy Capitol
We cannot let this, we’ve never allowed any crisis from the Civil War straight through to the pandemic of 17, all the way around, 16, we have never, never let our democracy sakes second fiddle, way they, we can both have a democracy and elections and, at the same time, correct the public health.
The people who voted Republican last time … who don’t want to vote for Trump, whether they want to vote for me or not is a different story, but they don’t want to vote for Trump, they’re looking for an alternative and I think, I hope to God, I can provide that alternative … I really mean it. I think there’s a chance.
We the people will not be silenced. We the people will not be bullied. We the people will not surrender. My friends, I’m confident we’ll emerge victorious. But this will not be my victory alone or our victory alone. It’ll be a victory for the American people, for our democracy, for America. And there will be no blue states and red states when we win, just the United States of America, God bless you all and may God protect our troops. Thank you.
Because we also have to fundamentally change the way police are trained. […] And the idea that instead of standing there and teaching a cop when there’s an unarmed person coming at ’em with a knife or something, shoot ’em in the leg instead of in the heart. It’s a very different thing. There’s a lot of different things that can change.
There are people who support the president because they like the fact that he is engaged in the politics of division. They really support the notion that, you know, all Mexicans are rapists and all Muslims are bad and … dividing this nation based on ethnicity, race. This is the one of the few presidents who succeeded by deliberately trying to divide the country, not unite the country.
Trump and Pence are running on this and I find it fascinating, quote, “You won’t be safe in Joe Biden’s America”. And what’s their proof? The violence we’re seeing in Donald Trump’s America. These are not images of some imagined “Joe Biden America” in the future. These are images of Donald Trump’s America today. He keeps telling you if only he was president, it wouldn’t happen, if he was president. He keeps telling us that if he was president, you’d feel safe. Well, he is president whether he knows it or not. And it is happening. It’s getting worse and you know why. Because Donald Trump adds fuel to every fire.
There is no more consequential challenge that we must meet in the next decade than the onrushing climate crisis. Left unchecked, it is literally an existential threat to the health of our planet and to our very survival… We are an economy in crisis but with an incredible opportunity: To not just rebuild back to where we were before, but better, stronger, more resilient and more prepared to the challenges that lie ahead… These aren’t pie-in-the-sky dreams. These are actionable policies that we can get to work on right away… Nothing’s a hoax. Nothing’s a hoax about that. It’s a very serious subject. I want clean air. I want clean water. I want the cleanest air, want the cleanest water. The environment is very important to me.
I know how deep and hard the opposing views are in our country on so many things. But I also know this as well. To make progress, we have to stop treating our opponents as enemies. We are not enemies. What brings us together as Americans is so much stronger than anything that can tear us apart. So let me be clear. I, we, are campaigning as a Democrats, but I will govern as an American president. The presidency itself is not a partisan institution. It’s the one office in this nation that represents everyone and it demands a duty of care for all Americans. That is precisely what I will do. I will work as hard for those who didn’t vote for me as I will for those who did vote for me. Now, every vote must be counted. No one’s going to take our democracy away from us, not now, not ever. America’s come too far. America’s fought too many battles. America’s endured too much to ever let that happen.