It was the year 1972. Richard Nixon was sitting on the presidency in the White House and the US was still running campaigns to send humans to the moon. Meanwhile, Joe Biden, who started his political career, has spent a long political career of nearly 50 years. Meanwhile, Biden's dream of aspiring to become the country's top leader three times in three decades was fulfilled on Saturday when he was elected the 46th President of the United States.
Born in 1942 in Pennsylvania to a Catholic family, Robin Biden Jr. completed his studies at Delaware University and then began a career in 1968 with a degree in law from Syracuse University. Biden, the 78-year-old Democratic nominee, has also become the oldest leader in his country to reach the presidency. But this is not the first time for Joe Biden to make age records.
Beginning his political career, in 1972, at the age of 30, he was elected for the first time from Delaware as the fifth-youngest senator in the country. Biden, who was elected six times senator from this seat, first dreamed of becoming president in 1988. He then went on to contest the re-election of Democratic candidates in 2008, but after that, he had to fall behind Barack Obama, the country's first black president. However, Obama joined him as his Vice President, given Biden's long experience and respect in his country abroad, and this continued in both terms of Obama's presidency. Obama declared Biden the country's best Vice President to date. Biden, who held the post of vice-president until 2017, stepped down to become president for the third time this time. This time, the black community, angered by Donald Trump, also took into account his support of Black President Obama in his two terms to elect Biden.
Disputes also related to
Biden was also involved in controversies. At the beginning of his political career, he supported right-wing separatists opposing an effort to racially organize schools. During his presidential candidacy in 1988, he was accused of stealing the lines of speech of the then leader of the British Labor Party, Neil Kinnock. After this, in 1991, he also disputed the disposal of two cases as chairman of the Judicial Committee of the Senate. One of them, Anita Hill, was accused of sexual harassment. In 1993, Biden was accused of sexual assault by former Senate staffer Tara Rede. Biden was one of the framers of the disputed crime bill of 1994, which is largely attributed to the increasing number of detainees, lengthy sentences, and more prisons. In 2012, he also advocated for the rights of LGBT people and said he had no objection to same-sex people marrying.
When the oath was taken from the hospital
For Biden, the joy of becoming a senator for the first time also brought great sorrow. Immediately his first wife Neelia and daughter Naomi were killed in a road accident. However, both of their twin newborn sons Beau and Hunter survived the crash safely. Biden then gained immense fame by being sworn in as a senator while present at the hospital with his children. Beau was considered the heir to her political career, but she died of brain cancer in 2015 at the age of just 46. It is because of these two incidents that Biden is considered a big supporter of Obama's famous 'Personal Health Care Policy', which he promised during his campaign to bring back the President.
Hold these positions
Was posted as Vice President of America from 2009 to 2017
Chairman of the International Narcotics Control Caucus from 2007 to 2009
Chairman of US Senate Foreign Relations Committee from 2007 to 2009
Chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee from 2001 to 2003
Chairman of US Senate Judicial Committee from 1987 to 1995