Washington DC, August 22: Today, Senator Barack Obama announced that Senator Joseph Biden, Democratic Senator from Delaware, will be his running mate for the U.S. Presidential election. The U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) views Senator Biden as having a record of supporting issues important to the Indian American community.
"Chairman Biden has always been a friend of the Indian American community. He has visited India, been supportive of our issues while in the Senate such voting for the U.S. India nuclear agreement, and met with USINPAC on numerous occasions" said Sanjay Puri, Chairman of USINPAC. "USINPAC hopes and trusts that his support of the community will continue."
In July of 2006, Biden made comments to USINPAC which were widely covered by the media, saying, "In Delaware, you cannot go into a 7-11 or a Dunkin Donuts without having an Indian accent. I am not joking."As USINPAC stated immediately after the comment, Sen. Biden did not intend any disrespect towards the community and we fully accept his clarification. Being on the receiving end of the comment, USINPAC is the sole organization that can comment on this issue with any credibility. USINPAC is not endorsing Senator Biden or Senator Obama because it is a bipartisan organization.
About USINPAC: The US-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) is the political voice of 2.5 million Indian-Americans. USINPAC provides bipartisan support to candidates for federal, state and local office who support the issues that are important to the Indian-American community. For more information, go to http://www.usinpac.com/
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