Vice President Biden on Tuesday discussed on a live TV microphone his unconfirmed post-White House plans to continue his efforts on the “cancer moonshot,” working out of the University of Pennsylvania.
The Hill reports,
Speaking after the ceremony to swear in the new Senate, Biden was heard on a hot mic telling a woman that he plans “to continue the cancer work” through what he called “the Biden Trust,” according to audio from C-SPAN.
“It’s not so much about raising money or philanthropy, though there will be some of that, but it’s more about keeping these guys cooperating and changing the culture,” the vice president said at the Capitol.
Biden then responds to an inaudible question from the woman.
“I’m going to be based out of Penn for foreign policy,” he said, added that he is “deliberately not associating with any one medical center.”
Politico reported last month that Biden would head to the University of Pennsylvania after the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, though the vice president’s spokesperson declined to comment at the time.
Biden, whose eldest son died of brain cancer in 2015, previously said he would continue with the “cancer moonshot” initiative.
“I’m going to stay involved in this effort as long as I’m alive,” he told STAT in an interview earlier this year.
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