Joe Biden said Pete Buttigieg reminds him of his son, Beau, who died of brain cancer in 2015, at an event where the former Sound Bend, Ind. mayor endorsed the former vice president. At the Monday night event, Biden hinted at a future for Buttigieg in his campaign, saying he "warned" Pete if he won he would ask him to "join" him.
"I know that may not mean much to most people, but to me it's the highest compliment I can give any man or woman," Biden said of the comparison.
"I warned Pete that if I were lucky enough to get the nomination that I would be asking him to join," Biden said in Dallas. "I would be asking him to be involved in the process because there are a generation of leaders of Pete's age, my son, who have unlimited potential. The only thing that stands in their way is access and opportunity to be able to be known nationally. If Pete had been around another six years, I wouldn't be standing here. Pete would be standing here. I'd be endorsing Pete. I really mean it."
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