Biden is the most likely candidate for Clinton’s Secretary of State
Vice President Joe Biden tops a short list for secretary of state that is being compiled by the transition team of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, according to Politico and NBC News.
Politico on Thursday night cited an unidentified source as saying Clinton and her aides were discussing how to approach Biden about the post, should she win the November 8 presidential election.
Biden became a respected voice on foreign policy during his 36 years in the U.S. Senate, where he was chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee and at one point served alongside Clinton, when she was a senator from New York."He'd be great, and they are spending a lot of time figuring out the best way to try to persuade him to do it if she wins,"
the source familiar with Clinton's transition planning told Politico.
NBC News later confirmed that Biden was under consideration for the job of top U.S. diplomat.
Biden had considered running for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016. He has campaigned vigorously for Clinton in her race against Trump.
In excepts from an interview released from CBS' Sunday program "Face the Nation,"
Biden made it clear he wanted to continue his public service."I'm not going away. I'm, you know, everything from this issue of violence against women, to income inequality, to the cancer moonshot, I'm gonna devote the rest of my life to this,"