Vice President Joe Biden’s late son Beau told his father to run for president before he died, according to a report.
New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, in her weekend column entitled “Joe Biden in 2016: What Would Beau Do?,” describes, in great detail, a conversation that Beau had with his father before dying, urging his father to run for president rather than letting the office fall to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Joseph “Beau” Biden III died of brain cancer at the end of May. Dowd’s source for the anecdote is not clear from the column.
Vice President Biden has been holding meetings at his Washington home to discuss the possibility of a run, according to Dowd.