As former Vice President Joe Biden mulls over a possible 2020 race for the White House, he will reportedly be joining top Latino community leaders for a fundraiser in Miami on Tuesday.
The fundraiser, hosted by the Latino Victory Fund, will also be attended by Univision’s Raúl de Molina and Puerto Rican lobbyist Luis A. Miranda, Jr..
The Hill reported: The event is billed as an “intimate conversation and lunch” with Biden and roughly two dozen other politically-connected individuals are expected to attend including Debbie Mucarsel Powell, a Florida Democrat running for Congress against Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.).
Jose Javier Rodriguez, a Democrat looking to replace retiring Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) is also expected to appear.
Biden’s spokesman confirmed the vice president’s attendance to CNN and stated the event would be “an opportunity for Vice President Biden to have a candid conversation about the issues impacting the Latino community.”
Biden, who considered a run in 2016 before eventually declining in favor of endorsing Hillary Clinton, has reportedly been telling aides as recently as February that a 2020 run is a real possibility in his future.
“If I were offered the nomination by the Lord Almighty right now, today, I would say no because we’re not ready, the family’s not ready to do this. If in a year from now, if we’re ready and no one has moved in that I think can do it, then I may very well do it,” Biden said on ABC’s “The View” in December.
In February, Biden sent out a tweet in support of illegal alien youths, saying, “We need to give young immigrants who came to our country as children permanent assurance that they are safe here, and we need to give them this peace of mind now. They shouldn’t have to spend another day living with fear and uncertainty.”
We need to give young immigrants who came to our country as children permanent assurance that they are safe here, and we need to give them this peace of mind now. They shouldn’t have to spend another day living with fear and uncertainty.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) February 26, 2018