Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden
June 28, 2012
Joseph R. "BEAU" BIDEN, III, the oldest son ofVice President Joe Biden, is Delaware’s Attorney General. Once a federal prosecutor in the United States Attorney's Office in Philadelphia, Biden’s career in public service in the Delaware Army National Guard sent him to Iraq with the 261st Theater Tactical Signal Brigade from October 2008 to September 2009; and he served as Interim Legal Advisor for the United States Department of Justice in post-war Kosovo in 2001. Delaware’s Attorney General since Janurary 2007, Biden has devoted special effort and attention to protecting children, creating the Delaware Department of Justice Child Predator Unit, leading the prosecution of pediatrician and convicted child predator Earl Bradley, and helping pass state legislation strengthening Delaware's sex offender registry statute, among other initiatives. He has also played a lead role in the First State’s efforts to respond to the housing crisis and financial crisis of 2007, which have caused 26,000 foreclosure filings in Delaware in the last five years. Biden has pushed for and implemented a Mandatory Mortgage Mediation program to help avoid foreclosures; and, as a member of the Executive Committee of the investigation, Biden secured $45 million for Delaware in the “robo-signing” settlement this winter. He joins us to talk about all of this and more.