Lawmaker who predicted Biden bid: I'll stick to my day job!

A Democratic lawmaker who drew headlines this week for publicly saying that Joe BidenJoe BidenSanders apologizes to Biden for supporter's op-ed Jayapal: 'We will end up with another Trump' if the US doesn't elect progressive White House appoints GOP House members to advise Trump's impeachment team MORE would run for president expressed surprise Wednesday at the vice president’s decision to stay out of the race. 

“I'm surprised. Clearly something changed,” Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-Pa.) tweeted shortly after Biden announced he would not run for president.

“Like many, I admire & respect VP Biden. In the meantime I'll stick to my day job!” Boyle added. 


Biden said during a hastily scheduled press conference Wednesday in the White House Rose Garden that he believed the window for a 2016 campaign had closed.  

Media outlets scurried this week to report Biden’s intentions for a presidential bid, with speculation reaching fever pitch after the first Democratic debate last week.

Boyle tweeted on Monday that “a very good source close to Joe” told him Biden would run for president.