Joe Biden isn’t making any secret about his desire to run as the Democrat candidate for President in 2020. In 2016, he was snubbed by President Obama, who instead of getting behind his own Vice President, stunned the Democrat Party when he anointed Crooked Hillary as his choice to represent the Democrat Party in the 2016 presidential race.
Joe Biden’s youngest brother Frank, met with the Palm Beach Post to discuss the prospect of his 76-year-old brother getting into the 2020 race. If Biden were to become the next president, he would be 78 years old at the time of his inauguration, making him the oldest president in US history.
Former Vice President told the Palm Beach Post, that he believes Biden will launch a 2020 campaign for president and win over the “disaffected” voters Democrats lost to Donald Trump in 2016.
“I think we’re going to run,” Palm Beach County resident Frank Biden told The Palm Beach Post in an interview. “You can say that ‘Frank thinks his brother’s going to run.’ Now, he could surprise me. But I know the family’s behind him 100 percent.”
Frank Biden said Joe Biden will make a final decision after family members huddle “very soon” to discuss the race. Frank Biden, a former executive in a company that developed charter schools, is now a non-lawyer senior adviser to the Boca Raton-based Berman Law Group.
Biden’s youngest brother wasn’t shy about knocking Senator Bernie Sanders, who is said to be running again in 2020 for President.
“My personal politics are not as far left as many of the candidates seem to be. You know, Bernie Sanders is not a Democrat. He’s not a member of the Democratic Party. He’s an avowed socialist. I’m not. But there’s some shared ideas. This idea of having to be put in a bag, having to be either this or that ideologically I think is hugely limiting. What I know Joe looks at is he looks at an individual policy decision based on its merits,” Frank Biden said.
Frank Biden also criticized Clinton’s 2016 campaign, which failed to win several states that the Barack Obama-Joe Biden ticket carried in 2008 and 2012. Joe Biden would have won those states, his younger brother said.
“We never would have lost Pennsylvania, and all my relatives — the Finnegan family — who voted for Donald Trump because they felt slighted by Hillary and her campaign. We never would have not gone to Michigan as the campaign decided not to do because they felt entitled to the votes of those people. Assumptive politics is losing politics. You have to work for every single vote and people have to know individually, collectively and severally that you care about them, that they’re important,” Frank Biden said.
In 2011, The Daily Mail reported about a false anthrax scare that involved Frank Biden, the younger brother of Vice President Joe Biden. Frank Biden was hospitalized after he opened a package from India containing a white powder that was initially thought to be anthrax.
When Biden opened an envelope that was delivered to his Boynton Beach, FL home, his skin came into contact with the suspicious white powder and he immediately contacted authorities who evacuated the neighbors and took him to the hospital, where he was held overnight.