Despite Clinton's claims that she hasn't given thought to cabinet positions since she's "a little superstitious about that", a new report from Politico suggests that she looks to appoint Vice President Joe Biden as the next secretary of state. But he has remained as politically active as ever in the final years of the Obama presidency, campaigning with Clinton across the country, and acting as a surrogate for the former secretary of state in areas where Trump has a stronghold with white voters.
"We need your muscle, we need to move", Biden told the group. Clinton and Biden have several things in common; they both served in the Obama administration after losing to him in the 2008 Democratic primaries.
"If I don't move, I'll be demoted to secretary of state or something", he said, as a slow wave of laughter rose from the surprised crowd. As a senator, Biden chaired the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and later, as President Obama's second-in-command, served a key role in a number of the decisions defining Obama's presidency, such as ushering in the Affordable Care Act, and implementing the stimulus package, according to CNN. The Clinton campaign has not yet responded to these claims, but if appointed, acting as the United States top diplomat would be another addition to Biden's already impressive political résumé.
In an interview this week, the vice president said he's not going away after the election.
Mr Biden pondered a run at the presidency himself previous year but said the recent death of his son Beau meant he would not have been able to focus fully on a campaign.
New York Post
Mr Donald Trump has shrugged off tough talk from Vice President Joe Biden with a verbal counter punch of his own.
Clinton insists publicly she is focused exclusively on winning the election in 11 days time. "That's what I wish", Biden said.
Biden has been one of the Clinton's fieriest stumpers on the campaign trail over the past few months.. Whether it was Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, or Libya, Clinton was in favor of more military action than the vice president.
The Clinton campaign did not return repeated requests for comment from the Daily News Thursday.