Joe Biden, former vice president of the United States, is expected to speak on Friday at a weekend retreat hosted by former GOP presidential nominee Republican Mitt Romney. The two plan to meet at the annual gathering of donors and leaders put on by Romney. Kate Bedingfield, a spokeswoman for Biden, offered the following statement via email about Biden’s attendance:
“Biden is attending because he believes in bipartisanship and the importance of keeping good lines of communication open across the aisle.”
According to CNN Politics, a source close to Romney’s team said it was Romney associates who invited Biden to the event. The same source said the invite was sent several weeks ago.
Both men considered running in this last presidential race, but according to CNN, they backed out due to their would-be opponent’s extremely high financial advantage. These candidates at the time were Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton. Donald Trump was barely noticed in the beginning, so he was of no concern to either Biden or Romney.
While it is currently unknown about Biden’s pursuit of the Presidential election in 2020, his recent launch of “American Possibilities PAC” makes many assume he will run. Biden’s late son also requested that Biden would run for the Presidency in 2016. Since he did not run, it’s plausible he will run in 2020 in honor of his son.
Romney, on the other hand, was a finalist for Secretary of State for the Trump administration but was not chosen. Since then, he has built his social media platforms and weighed in on big political topics including the most recent Paris Agreement:
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