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President Obama Releases Statement on Beau Biden's Death

President Obama Releases Statement on Beau Biden's Death

President Barack Obama has released a statement on behalf of himself and First Lady Michelle Obama to mourn the sad death of Beau Biden.

The 46-year-old son of Vice President Joe Biden lost his battle to brain cancer on Saturday (May 30).

Michelle and I are grieving tonight. Beau Biden was a friend of ours. His beloved family – Hallie, Natalie, and Hunter - are friends of ours. And Joe and Jill Biden are as good as friends get,” the statement reads. “Beau took after Joe. He studied the law, like his dad, even choosing the same law school. He chased a life of public service, like his dad, serving in Iraq and as Delaware’s Attorney General. Like his dad, Beau was a good, big-hearted devoutly Catholic and faithful man, who made a difference in the lives of all he touched – and he lives on in their hearts.”

“But for all that Beau Biden achieved in his life, nothing made him prouder; nothing made him happier; nothing claimed a fuller focus of his love and devotion than his family,” Obama continued.

Click inside to read the rest of the statement released by President Obama…

“Just like his dad.

Joe is one of the strongest men we’ve ever known. He’s as strong as they come, and nothing matters to him more than family. It’s one of the things we love about him. And it is a testament to Joe and Jill – to who they are – that Beau lived a life that was full; a life that mattered; a life that reflected their reverence for family.

The Bidens have more family than they know. In the Delaware they love. In the Senate Joe reveres. Across this country that he has served for more than forty years. And they have a family right here in the White House, where hundreds of hearts ache tonight – for Hallie, Natalie, and Hunter; for Joe and for Jill; for Beau’s brother, Hunter; his sister, Ashley, and for the entire Biden clan.

“I have believed the best of every man,” wrote the poet William Butler Years, “And find that to believe it is enough to make a bad man show him at his best or even a good man swing his lantern higher.”

Beau Biden believed the best of us all. For him, and for his family, we swing our lanterns higher.

Michelle and I humbly pray for the good Lord to watch over Beau Biden, and to protect and comfort his family here on Earth.”

Just Jared on Facebook
Photos: Getty
Posted to: Barack Obama, Beau Biden, Joe Biden, Michelle Obama

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  • millerz

    Jared fix the horrible typo!!! Where it says “he chased a public service like his DAD” …. It says dead :(

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  • Earthman

    An how many have been killed by drones?Not losing much sleep on this death.Funny how so few are worth so much more than so many others.

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  • Larry

    Two hypocrites with their arms across their chests………………..they have no idea what a heart is.

  • 5StarBlog

    Awful news. Our prayers are with the Biden family.

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