Despite the protests, Congress approved Joe Biden as the new US president

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Despite the protests, Congress approved Joe Biden as the new US president
Despite the protests, Congress approved Joe Biden as the new US president
7 January, 13:49In the world
Despite the riots in the Capitol and the imposition of a curfew in Washington against this background, Congressmen approved the election of Joe Biden as president of the United States, after a debate in Congress, Biden received more than 270 electoral votes.

The approval of electoral votes in Congress finally closes the constitutional opportunity for any challenge to the results of the presidential election.

Joseph Robinette (Joe) Biden Jr. was born on November 20, 1942 in the US state of Pennsylvania. He was raised and raised in the Catholic family of Joseph Robinette Biden and Catherine Eugenia Finnegan. In addition to him, the politician's parents had 2 more sons and one daughter.

Initially, Joe Biden's father was a wealthy man, but after a series of financial failures, he lost almost all of his fortune. As a result, he and his wife and children had to live for some time in the house of his mother-in-law and father-in-law.

Later, the head of the family significantly improved his financial situation, becoming a successful seller of used cars.

Joe Biden attended St. Helena's School, after which he successfully passed the exams at the Archmere Academy. He then continued his studies at the University of Delaware, where he studied history and political science. At the time of his biography, he was fond of football and baseball.

At the age of 26, Biden received his law degree from Syracuse University and completed his doctoral dissertation in jurisprudence.

An interesting fact is that in his youth, Biden suffered from stuttering, but was able to cure it. In addition, he was asthmatic, which did not allow him to recover from fighting in Vietnam.

In 1969 Joe joined the Wilmington Bar Association and was able to establish his own law firm. It was then that he became seriously interested in politics. It is worth noting that the young man was attracted by the ideas of the Democrats.

In 1972, Joe Biden was elected Senator from Delaware. It is curious that since that time he was regularly re-elected to this post.

During the biography of 1987-1995. the politician was the head of the judiciary committee in the Senate. In 1988, he was diagnosed with an intracranial aneurysm of the brain, as a result of which Joe was urgently admitted to the hospital.

The health condition of the democrat was regarded by doctors as critical, but they still managed to carry out a successful operation and put Biden on his feet. After about six months, he was able to return to work.

In the 90s, Joe Biden was among the politicians who called for financial support Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh. In the next decade, he protested against politics George W. Bush regarding the withdrawal from the Soviet-American ABM Treaty of 1972

Following the September 11, 2001, attacks, Biden supported military intervention in Afghanistan. In addition, he considered it permissible to invade Iraq if all diplomatic paths to overthrow Saddam Hussein will be exhausted.

In mid-2007, when the Democrats regained their majority in the Senate, Joe Biden again took over the foreign policy committee. He stated that he supports Iraqi federalism and wants a division of Iraq between Kurds, Shiites and Sunnis.

While remaining a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, the politician became one of the authors of a new criminal law, which aimed to increase accountability for computer hacking, file-sharing of copyrighted material, and child pornography.

Biden also became the author of bills to tighten the liability for the distribution and use of ketamine, flunitrazepam and ecstasy. In parallel, he sought to develop a plan that would make higher education more affordable for Americans.

In 2008, Joseph Biden celebrated his 35-year tenure as Senator from Delaware. On the eve of the 2008 presidential elections, Biden fought for the seat of the head of the White House, but soon withdrew from the primaries and focused on the Senate elections.

When he became president of the United States Barack Obama he nominated Biden for vice president. At that time, the biography of his main achievements was considered the development of economic ties with The Russian Federation , thanks to personal meetings with Vladimir Putin, as well as calls to arm the militants in Syria and the promise of post-Maidan aid Ukraine .

Biden's first wife was a girl named Nelia. In this marriage, the couple had a girl named Naomi and two boys, Bo and Hunter. In 1972, the senator's wife and one-year-old daughter were killed in a car accident.

Nelia's car was hit by a truck with a trailer. It is worth noting that there were also two of Biden's sons in the car, who were rescued. Bo had a broken leg, while Hunter suffered a head injury.

Joe Biden even wanted to leave politics to devote time to his sons. However, one of the leaders of the Senate dissuaded him from this idea.

A few years later, Bideckn remarried his teacher Jill Tracey Jacobs. Later, the couple had a daughter, Ashley.

In 2019, Biden announced his intention to compete for the presidency in the upcoming elections. Initially, his rating was quite high, but later the Americans preferred other candidates.

In early April 2020, Biden's former assistant Tara Reed accused him of sexual harassment. The woman stated that in 1993 she became a victim of violence by the senator. It is worth noting that she spoke about some "inappropriate touching" of a man, without focusing on sexual intercourse.

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