Hillary Clinton racked up another high-profile supporter Thursday with Vice President Joe Biden now backing her campaign, The Hill reported.
Biden casually announced his support for Clinton while talking about the Supreme Court vacancy during a speech at the American Constitution Society convention.
“Keep in mind, we have another entire term of this potential confusion if the vote is not allowed this year,” he said, as quoted by The Hill. “Anybody who thinks that whatever the next president— and God willing, in my view, it’ll be Secretary Clinton. Now I don’t say that for political reasons, but whoever it is, even if it is a Democrat, the idea this will be brought up within a month or two or three is highly unlikely.”
The low-key endorsement elicited cheers from the crowd, The Hill reported.
Biden met with Clinton’s opponent, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), earlier Thursday and praised his ability to get young people active in the election.
“They discussed the need for the national conversation to continue to focus on the defining fight of our time: retaining and expanding access to the middle class, and the need for the Democratic Party to continue to embrace these new voters as we work toward victory in November,” Biden’s office told The Hill.
This is not the first time Biden has hinted at his support for Clinton. In May, he said he felt “confident” that Clinton would be president.