Following his new assignment as head of a task force on the middle class, Vice President-elect Joe Biden says he does not intend to take on a narrow, discrete role in any one area of policy in President-elect Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaWhat does the Preamble to the Constitution have to do with Build Back Better? White House underscores action amid violent crime streak Biden frustration with Fox News breaks through surface MORE's new administration.

In an interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos that aired today, Biden said he stipulated to Obama in August that he did not want a narrow assignment as VP.

"When Barack Obama, Senator Barack Obama then, talked to me about being his vice president, I said we have to