Vice President Joe Biden says “I think I could do a good job” as president but says it’s too soon to say if he’ll try to succeed Barack Obama.
Biden says “being president and being leader of the Senate is two different things,” noting a vice president’s constitutional responsibility to occasionally preside over the Senate.
He tells NBCs “Today” show “I was fairly effective getting controversial things resolved,” citing his work on the Violence Against Women Act when he was a member of the Senate representing Delaware.
Biden says that running for president is “not my focus now.” He says instead that his goal is “to keep this recovery moving.” Biden also says he has “plenty of time” between now and this summer to make a decision about running.
Not worried about gunshots
Biden says he’s not worried about gunshots being fired outside his Delaware home over the weekend.
In an appearance on “CBS This Morning” Wednesday, Biden said his house is way off the road, and that there was no evidence that someone shot at the house.
Law enforcement authorities boosted security at Biden’s Wilmington home after several gunshots rang out from a vehicle speeding by the property Saturday night. The vice president and his wife were not home at the time and there were no reports of injuries.
Biden said it appears someone fired from the passenger side of the vehicle, and his house is on the driver’s side. He said, “I’m not at all worried.” Biden quipped that he doesn’t think anyone’s trying to get him — “at least not physically.”