Jill Biden told CNN that she no longer considers herself a friend of Sen. Lindsey Graham, the Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee who has sought investigations into her husband and stepson.
Jill Biden writes in her memoir, Where the Light Enters, about when a group of Democrats were trying to convince her husband, Joe Biden, that he could beat George W. Bush if he challenged him in 2004:
“I was sitting at the pool in my swimsuit. My temper got the best of me. I decided I needed to contribute to this conversation. As I walked through the kitchen, a Sharpie caught my eye. I drew NO on my stomach in big letters, and marched through the room in my bikini.”
“I know that not all of you are committed to my husband, and I respect that, but I want you to think about your candidate, his or her electability, and who’s going to win this race You know you may like another candidate better but you have to look at who’s going to win. Joe is that person.”
— Jill Biden, quoted by NBC News.
Contrary to reports suggesting Vice President Joe Biden’s wife remains an obstacle to his potential presidential run, sources tell NBC News that Jill Biden is fully behind him for another bid.
“And that looks more likely by the day. Sources have indicated that Biden’s been meeting with Democratic leaders during his travels around the nation over the past week to tell them he wants to do it and thinks there’s room for him to make a credible bid if he does.”
“Jill wants me to run.”
— Vice President Joe Biden, quoted by Politico, telling a friend that his wife wants him to run for president in 2016.