US President Joe Biden announced that he will run again in the 2024 elections, asking voters to give him more time to “finish what he started”.
Announcing his candidacy with a 3-minute video message on the anniversary of his 2019 nomination announcement, Biden said, “Now is not the time to be complacent, so I am running for re-election.”
In his message, Biden said, “I said we are in a battle for America’s soul. This battle is still ongoing. The question everyone should ask themselves is whether we will have more or less freedom in the years to come.”
Asking the American people to put aside concerns about his age and give him more time to “finish what he started”, Biden said, “Freedom. Personal freedom is the foundation of who we are as Americans. There is nothing more important and sacred than that.” Biden expressed his desire to be re-elected as the US president.
Who is Joe Biden?
Joe Biden was born on November 20, 1942 in Scranton, Pennsylvania to a Catholic family of Irish origin.
In 1953, he moved with his family to Claymont, Delaware. He graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in Political Science in 1965, then graduated from Syracuse University Law School in 1969 and practiced law in Wilmington.
Elected to the US Senate in 1972 when he was only 31 years old, Biden was recorded as one of the youngest senators.
He was a senator from the state of Delaware for 37 years
In January 2009, Biden was sworn in as Vice President and served as a senator from Delaware for 37 years.
Biden ran for the presidency from the Democratic Party in the 2008 US presidential elections, but withdrew after failing in the primaries in Iowa.
On August 23, 2008, Biden was nominated for vice president by the Democratic Party’s presidential candidate Barack Obama and was sworn in as the 47th Vice President on January 20, 2009, after the Democrats won the elections held on November 4.
On January 20, 2017, he handed over his post to Mike Pence after Trump won the elections on November 8, 2016.
Biden, who won the US presidential elections held on November 3, 2020, leaving former Republican President Donald Trump behind, has been serving as the 46th President of the United States since January 2021.
Biden, whose first wife Neilla Hunter died in 1972, married Jill Jacobs in 1977. Biden, whose son Beau died of brain cancer in 2015, has 3 children.