Joe Biden tears up as son Beau renominates ‘my father, my hero’

Olivier Knox
The Ticket

Vice President Joe Biden barely fought back tears late Thursday after his son Beau Biden renominated "my father, my hero" for a second term—and cheering Democrats agreed without dissent.

"Four years ago, I told you that my father has always been there for me, my brother, and my sister, and that as vice president, he would be there for you. And he has," Beau said in a speech to the Democratic National Convention.

"Tonight, it is my great honor to place into nomination for the office of vice president the name of my father, my hero, Joe Biden," Beau declared.

The cameras cut to the vice president, looking down on the stage with tears obviously filling his eyes. The voice vote was over quickly, as the crowd in Time Warner Cable Arena roared its "ayes" and no "nay" was audible. The vice president hugged Jill Biden, his wife.