Update: Joe Biden has now officially announced that he will run for President in the 2020 election. He makes the announcement in a campaign video that was released this morning.
“[Trump] said there were “quote” some very fine people on both sides. With those words, the President of the United States assigned a moral equivalence between those spreading hate and those with the courage to stand against it. And in that moment, I knew the threat to this nation was unlike any I had ever seen in my lifetime.”
He continued, “The core values of this nation, our standing in the world, our very democracy, everything that has made America, America, is at stake,” Biden said in the video. “That’s why today I’m announcing my candidacy for President of the United States.”
Here is our announcement from earlier this week when it was made known that Biden would make this announcement today:
Former Vice President Joe Biden will make it official on Thursday announcing via online video that he will enter the 2020 presidential race.
If Biden enters the race, it will mark his third run for the presidency of the United States. He will face one of the strongest political challenges in his career as he goes up against a crowded field of Democratic hopefuls.
Leading Candidate in a Crowded Field?
Upon his announcement, Biden is considered to become the leading candidate, according to the results of several polls.
In addition to becoming vice president of the US in 2009 under Barack Obama, Biden served in the Senate for nearly 40 years, elected to serve Delaware in 1972. In the Senate, Biden was chairman of both the Senate Judiciary and Foreign Relations Committees.