Vice President Joe Biden says his decision on whether to seek the presidency in 2016 will not hinge on whether Hillary Clinton enters the race.
Biden said on ABC’s “The View” talk show that he had not made up his mind on running. He kept the door open, saying his experience uniquely positions him to follow through on his and President Barack Obama’s agenda.
He said he has had, quote, “carte blanche” while undertaking major assignments for Obama.
He said that before discussing the 2016 election, it was important to focus on winning control of the House of Representatives and retaining Democratic control of the Senate this year.
He said, quote, “If we don’t do that, our agenda is not going to be worth very much those last two years.”
Joe Biden, Amy Poehler joke around for Seth Meyers’ debut on ‘Late Night,’ VP teases ‘major announcement’
The Veep makes an appearance on the NBC show, telling the new host that he planned to make an announcement but decided to let Meyers’ have his night.
The Veep teased viewers, saying that he had planned to make an announcement on the NBC show but decided against it.
Poehler, on the other hand, jumped in to jokingly declare that come 2016, she will run for President.
The pair previously teamed up when the vice president appeared on Poehler’s “Parks and Recreation.”
Biden, who will appeared on ABC’s “The View” on Tuesday, wasn’t the only politico to mark Meyers’ entrée to late night.
Secretary John Kerry tweeted his best wishes to the comedian.
The “Late Night” host impersonated the former presidential candidate on “Saturday Night Live” back in the day.
“You’ve come a long way since 2004 @nbcsnl – wish my hair was still this dark,” Kerry tweeted, posting a picture of a youthful looking Myers dressed as Kerry’s character.
Meyers takes over for Jimmy Fallon, who left to fill Jay Leno’s spot on the ‘Tonight Show.’