January 10th, 2009
05:05 PM ET
12 years ago

Biden releases letter of resignation from Senate

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/01/10/art.bidensenate.gi.jpg caption="Biden was sworn in by the man he will be replacing, Vice President Dick Cheney."]WASHINGTON (CNN) - Just days after being sworn in for another term, Vice President-elect Joe Biden has sent the Senate a letter officially announcing his resignation.

"I am resigning my seat in the United States Senate as the senior senator from the state of Delaware to assume my duties as vice president of the United States," wrote Biden.

The resignation will be effective as of Thursday, January 15 at 5:00 pm ET.

Filed under: Joe Biden
soundoff (111 Responses)
  1. Republican for Obama - TX

    Great news for the Great USA!!!

    January 10, 2009 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  2. Billy

    Go figure, he gets elected vice-president and then a couple months later he quits his job. I bet he's going to go on welfare like the rest of them...

    January 10, 2009 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  3. Elizabeth

    We love your smile Joe

    January 10, 2009 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  4. Erinel Faustin

    All best Joe!!!

    January 10, 2009 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  5. Tracy

    Does no one work here on the weekend...normally takes about 4 hours for your post to be seen.

    January 10, 2009 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  6. Cheryl Tx

    @bk January 10th, 2009 3:58 pm ET
    Peanut head and the gaff master running the country.*** What a crew
    So a man think it so is he***

    January 10, 2009 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  7. gregg45

    HITLER, was an orator,, his henchmen... were , bidens,,, get real.. amerika,, u choose,,, hope you get your check,, its amazin,, that , the people who do not need the $$ , thinks he is the super prez

    January 10, 2009 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  8. Virginia Republican

    And wow–he will get his annual senator's salary AND the annual VP's salary! So who will he share HIS wealth with?????

    January 10, 2009 09:54 pm at 9:54 pm |
  9. gregg45

    can not wait for the the next huricane, or the next terror attack on america,,, or the next snow storm , or tornado,, maybe the new , god prsident ,, can stop them all,,, he has the wisdom and the power

    January 10, 2009 09:55 pm at 9:55 pm |
  10. andrea

    He will be such a good VP. I have always liked him.
    OBAMA / BIDEN just got to love those TWO

    January 10, 2009 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  11. gregg45

    oh wow,, a white man , turned, brown.. wow

    January 10, 2009 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
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