McCain Praises Biden's Work on Foreign Aid

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Friday, 13 Dec 2013 08:12 AM

By Melanie Batley

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Sen. John McCain offered effusive praise to Vice President Joe Biden during a ceremony honoring his commitment to foreign aid, calling him a "good man" and an "honorable and dedicated public servant."

"Vice President Biden deserves our gratitude and respect for his many years of effective leadership in ensuring that all the resources America has to influence the course of world events are funded adequately and used effectively," the Arizona Republican and longtime friend of Biden said Thursday night, The Hill reports.

Biden was being honored by the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition for his commitment to America's global role throughout his service as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and as vice president.

McCain added that Biden deserves a "share of the credit" for the advancement of U.S. values across the world during the forty years the two of them have been friends. McCain added that he has never "doubted for a moment that the United States of America is fortunate to be served by as able, articulate, honest, dedicated and impassioned a world leader as my friend Joe Biden."

Biden took the opportunity at the ceremony to denounce isolationism and he pondered whether the effort after World War II to repair Europe would have passed in today's Congress.

"Think about what some of the isolationist voices you hear today . . . would be saying if we had just gone through a war engaging 12 million Americans, with tens of thousands of losses, if we said we want to appropriate $13 billion," he said at the event.

Biden also offered praise of his own to former GOP President George W. Bush, saying that he deserves "so much more credit than he gets" for his Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.

Biden has been widely touted as a possible Democratic candidate for president in 2016, but early polls show him trailing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by a significant margin.

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