The latest installation of “Being Biden” features a photo of Vice President Joe Biden standing face to face with Hillary Clinton, an image to keep for the archives should the two decide to run for president in 2016.
The photo was taken backstage at the Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards in Washington, D.C., earlier this week where the two recognized leaders who are working to improve the lives of women around the world.
“This is a picture of my friend Hillary Clinton standing backstage of the Kennedy center at an event put on by an outfit called Vital Voices which Hillary started some time ago. They were recognizing and given awards to men and women from around the world who stand up for and fought for the basic human rights of all women around the world,” the vice president said in his fourth installation of “Being Biden.”
While neither have announced their intentions about a 2016 presidential bid, the two potential future rivals heaped praise on each other at Monday night’s event.
“There’s no woman like Hillary Clinton. That’s a fact,” Biden said Monday.
“Vice President Biden and I have worked together on so many important issues,” Clinton said. “One that is particularly close to his heart is the fight against domestic violence, and I know what a personal victory it was for him to see the Violence Against Women Act reauthorized last month.”
In his “Being Biden” recording Thursday, the vice president outlined the importance of the Violence Against Women Act to protect women from potential abusers.
“I was raised in a family and a faith where the cardinal sin a person could commit was the abuse of power and an ultimate abuse of power was for a man to raise his hand to a woman. That’s why I wrote the Violence Against Women Act. It was designed to rid this country once and for all of the notion that violence against women is a private matter,” Biden said. “It’s not private and Hillary and I strongly believe that any cultural norm that results in the guise of religion or righteousness that results in discounting or disenfranchising, disrespecting, berating or battering a woman is simply not acceptable, and it’s the obligation of the United States of America to speak out, to speak out when that’s the case.”