Statement on the Appointment of Edward N. Siskel as White House Counsel
Ed Siskel's many years of experience in public service and a career defending the rule of law make him the perfect choice to serve as my next White House Counsel. For nearly 4 years in the White House when I was Vice President, he helped the Counsel's Office navigate complex challenges and advance the President's agenda on behalf of the American people, and first as a Federal prosecutor and then as the top counsel for one of America's biggest and most vibrant cities, his hometown of Chicago, Ed has shown a deep commitment to public service and respect for the law. His experience will let him hit the ground running as a key leader on my team as we continue making progress for the American people every day.
NOTE: The statement referred to former President Barack Obama.
Joseph R. Biden, Statement on the Appointment of Edward N. Siskel as White House Counsel Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/364368