May 15th, 2010
04:40 PM ET
5 years ago

Beau Biden says he'll be back soon

Beau Biden told supporters Saturday he will be back on the job soon.
Beau Biden told supporters Saturday he will be back on the job soon.

(CNN) – Four days after apparently suffering a mild stroke, Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden - the son of Vice President Joe Biden - told supporters he is ready to get back to work soon.

The comments came in a surprise phone call to participants of a fundraising event the vice president hosted Saturday morning on his son's behalf.

“I just wanted to call and let each and every one of you know how much I appreciate your support for me and for the family on so many levels,” the younger Biden said. “I’m looking forward to getting back to work and running for re-election as well.”

Biden is seeking reelection to a second term as Delaware’s top attorney. He recently served in Iraq for one year as a captain with the Delaware Army National Guard. He was considered a front-runner to fill his father's former U.S. Senate seat this November, but in January he announced he had decided against a run for higher office.

“I’m eager to continue [what] we started, that many of you helped me start in 2006,” the younger Biden also told supporters. “I can’t wait to see you all. I’ll be home real soon.”

The fundraising event, held at the vice president’s family home in Greenville, Delaware, was scheduled before Biden’s stroke Tuesday, according to a spokesman. Speaking at the event, the vice president pledged his son is back to “100 percent.”

“I promise you. I give you my word as a Biden: He’s doing well,” Biden said. “The doctor said he’s 100 percent now. Everything is squared away. Thank God for big favors.”


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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Mandy

    Get well Biden Jr.

    May 15, 2010 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  2. Pam

    So what caused his stroke? What type of stroke was it? Does he have a heart defect like Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)? With stroke being the third killer out there, it would be nice to know more information on Mr. Biden's situation.

    May 15, 2010 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  3. Joyce Becker

    Such good news that he has improved so much!!!

    May 15, 2010 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  4. normajean

    Joe Biden is the only light note in the Democrats and I get a big kick out of him. I think he'd be fun to know.In this case my prayers are with him and his family and I hope Beau comes out of this good as new.

    May 15, 2010 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  5. Pkm

    Thank god joe you can not keep a good soilder down with a dad like joe you will be just fine

    May 15, 2010 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  6. Sam W

    Pfizer is going to release a new drug at the end of this year which will dramically reduce the incidence of strokes, also three other miracle drugs will be realesed to the public. I have heard this through the grapevine.

    May 15, 2010 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  7. jj

    we will look forward...

    May 15, 2010 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |