Biden, Sanders Meet in Washington
Bernie Sanders requested a meeting with Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday.
While Biden only recently announced that he wouldn’t run for president, he has opened his doors to all Democratic candidates, noting that he is willing to help them in any way that he can.
Sanders and Biden met at the Naval Observatory where they chatted for an hour about campaign finance reform and expanding access to college education.
“Under the leadership of President Obama and Vice President Biden, this country has come a long way economically since President Bush left office and we were losing 800,000 jobs every month and the world economy was on the brink of financial collapse,” Sanders said. “Nevertheless, we still have a long way to go to create the kind of economy that works for all Americans and not just the top 1 percent.”
Biden has pledged to remain an active player in the Democratic primary battle despite passing up his own bid.
An aide to Biden said the vice president is open to meeting with any of the Democratic candidates, adding that Sanders initiated the session.
No meetings are on the schedule with Clinton or Martin O’Malley, but aides say Biden is eager to meeting with all of the party’s candidates.
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