Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Delaware Sen. Beau Biden, was in an accident in 2010 in which his helicopter crashed into a ravine in Delaware and, as of Saturday evening, was still hospitalized. With that accident, Joseph “Bo” Hunter Biden raised questions about his son’s well-being.
But he addressed that well-being again Friday night, when he called Delaware governor John Carney and Chief of Staff Caroline Carson at the family’s residence. He told them Beau Biden, 55, was in the hospital, Politico reports, calling the head injury “crushing.”
“We’re worried about him,” Mr. Biden told his staff, according to Politico.
Still, Biden spokesman J. Dan Neale did not immediately respond to queries about Mr. Biden’s comments.
“Right now my focus is on my father,” Biden said to the press after a rally on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol.
A key component of the Biden family’s story is Joe Biden’s long-held desire to father another child. He and former first lady Jill Biden adopted twin girls, Natalie and Naomi, from Peru last December, and he made it no secret that he would like to have another biological child.
The Hill’s Paul Kane reported in late January that Beau Biden “seemed intent on making the long wait a happy experience.”
The Daily Beast’s Olivia Nuzzi reported that “a family source said the Bidens are still having difficulty getting a fertility clinic to cooperate in their quest for a little boy, but they’re optimistic they’ll find a solution to the problem.”
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