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WASHINGTON (ChurchMilitant.com) - Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. — "Sleepy Joe," as President Trump refers to him — has clinched the 2020 Democratic nomination for president of the United States.
The Associated Press has counted 1,993 delegates for Biden, who, under Democratic National Committee rules, needs 1,991 delegates to win the nomination. Tuesday's primaries put Biden over the top, but it took several days to tally the results.
Joe Biden, born on November 20, 1942, would be the oldest president in history if elected in November.
A self-proclaimed "Catholic" who has supported anti-Catholic positions on fundamental issues of human life and the family throughout his tenure in politics, Biden was refused Holy Communion while campaigning in South Carolina in October. Father Robert Morey explained that he could not in good conscience allow the former vice president the intimacy of Communion with Christ because of his stand supporting prenatal murder, which is antithetical to Christ and His Church.
Biden has represented the state of Delaware in the U.S. Senate since 1973. He ran for president three times. The first was 1988 and garnered little support, while Michael Dukakis was nominated. The second was 2008 when, again, he received little support, but was eventually chosen to be the running mate of nominee Barack Obama.
Biden served as vice president from 2009–2017. He cited family considerations for not running for president in 2016, bowing to the Hillary Clinton campaign, before running in 2020.
Known for his many verbal gaffes, Biden seemed to make different kinds of gaffes during the 2020 campaign than in the past, leading many in the press to question his mental acuity.
Having been beaten soundly in Iowa and New Hampshire earlier this year, Biden depended on black voters in South Carolina and beyond to resurrect his campaign, as well as the Democratic Party machine. Observers noted that establishment Democrats would not allow Sen. Bernie Sanders, who too blatantly communicates their covert socialist agenda, to obtain the nomination. Because the only goal is to beat Trump, the pundits say, the party paved the way for the safe bet.
Known as "Creepy Joe" for his uncomfortable manhandling of women in public, including very young ones, Biden has been accused of sexual assault by a former staffer. The case against Biden by Tara Reade challenges the hypocrisy of the media and political Left who defend Biden despite having pushed the #metoo movement and its jargon that "all women must be believed" to attack President Trump and then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
"It was an honor to compete alongside one of the most talented groups of candidates the Democratic Party has ever fielded — and I am proud to say that we are going into this general election a united party," said Biden Friday night in a statement. "I am going to spend every day between now and Nov. 3 fighting to earn the votes of Americans all across this great country so that, together, we can win the battle for the soul of this nation and make sure that as we rebuild our economy, everyone comes along," he said.
The stage is now set for Trump vs. Biden, with any minor third-party candidates yet to be established.
"This is a difficult time in America's history. And Donald Trump's angry, divisive politics is no answer," Biden said, turning his attention to Trump. "The country is crying out for leadership — leadership that can unite us, leadership that can bring us together."
Already a far-left candidate, Biden had to move further to the left to accommodate the campaigns of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. One of the first national politicians to come out for "same-sex marriage" during his tenure as vice president, Biden also declared on the campaign trail there are "at least three" genders.
The elderly Biden promised to choose a woman for his vice-presidential pick and said he would announce his decision by Aug. 1. Political pundits believe, if elected, Biden will not serve more than one term — making his VP pick all that more weighty.
Faithful Catholics for the next few months will be witnesses to a showdown between a pro-Catholic, Protestant president and an anti-Catholic "Catholic" challenger. Already, anti-Catholic "Catholics" like Nancy Pelosi and Andrew Cuomo are rallying around Biden, as are anti-Catholic "Catholics" within the Church in the United States and Her hierarchy.