Biden is entering 2016 president race: US lawmaker
Congressman Brendan Boyle, who represents Pennsylvania’s 13th congressional district in the House of Representatives, reminded his followers that Bill Clinton, the former U.S President, entered the race in October 1992.
If Biden decides to run for presidency, he would be pitted against Hillary Clinton in the Democratic presidential primary.
“I think the laws of physics will require that this is a decision that would be announced relatively soon because the date of these contests is coming up. But for the precise date, that’s something that only the Vice President knows,” the White House Press Secretary, Josh Earnest, told reporters.
Biden is scheduled to meet with U.S President Barack Obama for lunch at the White House on Tuesday. iven the level of speculation, all eyes are expected to be on the two leaders.
The lunch as usual is closed for the press and the White House does not provide a read out of the meeting.
“Ultimately, this will be a decision for Vice President Biden to make. I’m confident that as somebody who’s participated in this process firsthand on a couple of occasions that he understands the timing pressure that he’s under, but he’ll make a decision when he’s prepared to make it,” he said.
“I think that over the last seven years I think as Vice President, he has made quite clear to everybody that he is somebody who would be not just capable, but effective, if he were to serve in the Oval Office,” he said.
(With agency inputs)