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Vice President Joe Biden Endorses Hillary Clinton

| by Kathryn Schroeder
Vice President Joe BidenVice President Joe Biden

Vice President Joe Biden has endorsed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton for president.

"Keep in mind, we have another entire term of this potential confusion if the vote is not allowed this year," Biden said of the need to fill the Supreme Court vacancy during a June 9 speech at the American Constitution Society, according to Politico.

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“Anybody who thinks that whatever the next president — and God willing, in my view, it'll be Secretary Clinton. Now, I don't say that for political reasons, but whoever it is, even if it is a Democrat, the idea this will be brought up within a month or two or three is highly unlikely."

While his endorsement of Clinton was not formally made, a Biden source told CNN there was "no question" that it was an endorsement of the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.

An endorsement for Clinton from President Barack Obama occurred earlier in the day.

"I want to congratulate Hillary Clinton on making history as the presumptive Democratic nominee for president of the United States," Obama said in a video shared on Clinton’s YouTube page. "Look, I know how hard this job can be, that’s why I know Hillary will be so good at it. In fact, I don’t think there’s ever been someone so qualified to hold this office."

Sources: Politico, CNN, Hillary Clinton via YouTube / Photo Source: Marc Nozell/Flickr