Joe Biden’s younger brother Frank Biden said that not all members of the family were on board with Hillary Clinton in 2016 so they cast their vote for Donald Trump.
Biden told The Palm Beach Post the family members felt "slighted" by the Democratic presidential nominee's campaign strategy. He said he believes his brother would have been able to pick up states the former secretary of state lost had he run.
“We never would have lost Pennsylvania, and all my relatives — the Finnegan family — who voted for Donald Trump because they felt slighted by Hillary and her campaign,” Biden said. “We never would have not gone to Michigan as the campaign decided not to do because they felt entitled to the votes of those people.
“Assumptive politics is losing politics,” he added. “You have to work for every single vote and people have to know individually, collectively and severally that you care about them, that they’re important.”
Biden told the paper he believes his brother should run in 2020 and that he is encouraging him to do so, but that his sister and wife ultimately hold more sway.
“I believe Joe should run. I’m urging him to run and have been for a long, long time,” he said. “You have to understand our family structure. I’m the youngest brother. My sister’s the real boss. And Jill. It’s an Irish matriarchy. They have the greatest influence.”