Beau Biden’s Death Prompts Social Media Condolences

By John Celock

The death Saturday of former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, the son of Vice President Joe Biden, has brought mourning from current and former elected officials from around the country.

Beau Biden, 46, passed away Saturday night from brain cancer, just months after leaving the attorney general’s office after two terms to seek Delaware’s governorship in 2016. Biden had made child safety issues his top priority during his eight years as Delaware’s chief law enforcement officer.

Biden had passed up a 2010 bid for his father’s former U.S. Senate seat in order to seek a second term in the attorney general’s office. He did not seek reelection in 2014 in order to focus on a 2016 bid to succeed term limited Gov. Jack Markell (D). Biden’s decision to enter the gubernatorial fray rearranged Delaware politics with then Lt. Gov. Matt Denn (D), considered a potential Markell successor, instead making a successful race to succeed Biden as attorney general and forgoing the remaining two years in the lieutenant governor’s office.

The White House has set up a site to send condolences to the Biden family, which can be found here.

Below find some of the tweets from public officials about the death of Beau Biden.

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell (D)

U.S. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.)

U.S. Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.)

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D)

Former Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler (D)