U.S. President Joe Biden said that his eldest son Beau, who died at the age of 46 from brain cancer in May 2015, should have become head of state. The American leader expressed this opinion in an interview with MSNBC TV channel.
The reporter asked the president about his son at the end of a conversation regarding the fight against a coronavirus infection.
“You always catch me off guard with questions about Bo, God bless him. He should have been sitting in that chair,” Biden stated.
Shortly before Beau’s death, Biden resigned as Delaware’s attorney general. He died at a time when his father was considering running for president in the 2016 election.
From 2008-2009, Beau Biden was part of his Delaware National Guard unit in the United States military operation in Iraq. He was a military lawyer with the rank of major. He served in Iraq under the command of acting Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, who was then on active duty as a general.