He is his “lucky charm” in this election. A few hours before the opening of the polling stations for the presidential elections on Tuesday, November 3, Joe Biden went to church with his family. Accompanied by his wife Jill and two of his granddaughters, the Democratic candidate then made a stop at the grave of his son Beau, buried near the Church of St. Joseph on the Brandywine in Delaware.
A moment of contemplation for Joe Biden, who last February said: “The person I saw running for president this year was Beau Biden, not Joe Biden.” It was on May 30, 2015 that Joe Biden lost his eldest son at the age of 46 to a brain tumor. An eldest son in whom he had based all his hopes, and whose political career seemed to have placed him in his father’s footsteps. Delaware Attorney General from 2007 to 2015, he had an exemplary political career, far from the legal setbacks of his little brother Hunter, dismissed from the army for possession of cocaine. What Donald Trump did not fail to remind the Democratic candidate during a debate.
Good morning America! It’s Election Day & @JoeBiden is starting his by going to church with @DrBiden and two of their granddaughters. He’ll then make one final stop in Scranton and Philadelphia, Penn. as voters head to the polls today. pic.twitter.com/gBLDwPvXsG
– Marianna Sotomayor (@MariannaNBCNews) November 3, 2020
On Election Day morning, Joe Biden goes to pray at the Church where his son Beau is buried … pic.twitter.com/vzJxTbVEtO
– Jack Bohrer (@JRBoh) November 3, 2020
This other drama that marked the life of Joe Biden
For Joe Biden, the loss of his eldest son was a coup de grace, he who in December 1972 had already had to deal with the loss of two loved ones: his wife Neilia, and their daughter Naomi. It was while driving with her three children on board that Neilia Biden’s car was hit by a semi-trailer. If Beau and Hunter were seriously injured, Joe Biden’s wife and their youngest child were killed instantly. For several years, the former Delaware senator will do everything to prove that the driver of the semi-trailer was under the influence of alcohol. But the latter’s family will always deny this claim that the police have never been able to prove.
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