Jill Biden, wife of soon to be sworn in Vice President Joe Biden let a little secret out of the bag on Oprah earlier today: Joe was offered Secretary of State along with his Vice Presidential position.
“Joe had the choice to be secretary of state or vice president,” she said. Her husband turned to his wife with his finger to his lips and a “Shhhh!” that sent the audience into laughter. “OK, he did,” Jill Biden said in her defense.
The vice president-elect blushed, grimaced and gave his wife a hug while the audience continued to erupt in laughter. “That’s right,” he finally said to his wife. “Go ahead.”
Mrs. Biden said she told him vice president would be better for the family.
“If you’re secretary of state, you’ll be away, we’ll never see you, you know,” she said. “I’ll see you at a state dinner once in a while.”
Here’s the Jill Biden Oprah video: