Biden has lived in Delaware since childhood and served in the Senate for his state from 1972 to 2009, when he became Vice President under Barack Obama. “I will always be a proud son of Delaware,” he said today.
“Forgive my feelings,” he said, tears streaming down his cheeks, “but when I die, Delaware will be written on my heart and all of our hearts, of all Biden. We love you. You were there for us through thick and thin.”
Biden also paid tribute to his son Beau, who died of a brain tumor in 2015 at the age of 46. He said he had hoped his son would one day become president. “We have to introduce him as president.”
From pThe Resident-elect also referred to his long career in politics in which he witnessed many historical events. He said he moved to Wilmington, Delaware after graduating in law, shortly after Martin Luther King Jr. killing. Inspired by the events of that tumultuous time, he chose a career as a lawyer and took on free lawsuits. In 2009, Barack Obama’s vice president became the first black president. He returned this week to Washington, DC “to take the oath as President and Vice President of the United States with the first black woman of South Asian descent. He said today.”
He says the ongoing struggle in the United States for equality and racial equality encouraged him to run for president. Especially Trump’s agonizing remarks about the bloody far-right rally in Charlottesville in 2017, when the president said, “There are very good people on both sides,” Biden said he won.