Late Saturday night, Vice President Joe Biden announced that his son, Beau Biden, passed away after his fight with brain cancer. The former Delaware attorney general and Iraq War veteran was 46.
This saddens me so. I don’t know the Biden family, but my heart is full for them. Though Beau Biden faced challenges, he lived a full and successful life, with the promise of an even brighter future ahead of him.
I will never forget his heartfelt introduction of his father at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Listening to this speech again moved me.
Courtesy Democratic National Convention
Perhaps the best thing that could ever be said about Vice President Biden was said by Beau as he began that speech:
I’m Beau Biden. And Joe Biden is my Dad.
Rest in eternal peace.