Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Beau, passed away in May of 2015 after a battle with brain cancer.
Beau was the attorney general of Delaware from January 2007 to January 2015, and he was diagnosed while in office.
Joe, like any good father, fretted about how his son’s family would get by if Beau were forced to step down from his job due to his illness.
He mentioned his concerns to Barack Obama at one point during a casual lunch, which is when Obama made an offer we all would to any of our bros.
Mr. Biden said that when his elder son, Beau, first fell ill while attorney general of Delaware, the vice president worried how his son’s family would get by without his income if he had to step down. Mr. Biden mentioned his concern during one of his weekly private lunches with Mr. Obama.
“I said, ‘But Jill and I will sell the house. We’ll be in good shape,’” Mr. Biden told CNN’s Gloria Borger, referring to his wife, Jill Biden.
“He got up, and he said: ‘Don’t sell that house. Promise me you won’t sell the house,’” Mr. Biden remembered. “He said: ‘I’ll give you the money. Whatever you need, I’ll give you the money. Don’t, Joe. Promise me. Promise me.’ I said, ‘I don’t think we’re going to have to anyway.’ He said, ‘Promise me.’”
Biden, in the interview, implied that it was not necessary to take Obama up on his offer, but nonetheless, that’s Bro as all hell, Mr. President.
[Via The New York Times]