Biden Not Running for President (Full Speech)


Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. announced Wednesday he will not seek the Democratic nomination for president, immediately removing a major threat to former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Biden, flanked by President Barack Obama and his wife, Jill, said he believed the window to do the many things to run for president “has closed.” Biden said he has concluded that while he and his family were mourning the May death of his son, Beau.