"He is eminently qualified for the job," Biden said on the occasion and described his family as an "incredible" family in particular his grandmother who was present on the occasion.
"I am who I am because of my grandmother's faith, my father's strength, my mother's love, my sister's support and my fiancée's unyielding belief in me. I am blessed to have all of them here with me today. I will always be grateful to them for the sacrifices they have made," he said, with his parents and family members seated in the audience. "My family was never supposed to have left our ancestral village. My father is the son of a farmer in rural India. He was supposed to have been a farmer, as was I.
But for my grandfather's insistence that his son get an education – even if that meant going into debt – we might have never left that village to go out in the world and – as my grandfather also insisted – start fixing what needed fixing," he said.