Biden says he will be based at Penn

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Vice President Joe Biden pumps his arms as he walks off the stage after speaking to delegates during the third day session of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Vice President Biden on Tuesday said he will set up shop at the University of Pennsylvania after he leaves office this month.

"Going to be based out of Penn for foreign policy," Biden said during the swearing-in ceremony for the Senate, according to ABC.

Last month, Politico reported that Biden, who represented Delaware in the Senate and has taught at Widener University's law school, had plans to work at Penn after he left office. Rumors of such had been swirling at Penn for weeks.

Stephen MacCarthy, Penn's vice president of university communications, declined comment at that time. On Tuesday, he said his stance had not changed.

Biden's office could not be reached for comment.

Biden launched his "moon-shot" initiative to cure cancer at Penn's Abramson Cancer Center last January. Biden's son, Beau, a Penn grad, died of brain cancer in 2015 at age 46.

Biden also attended his granddaughter Naomi's graduation from Penn in May and was Penn's commencement speaker in 2013.

Few details were reported about Biden's new job.

ABC quoted Biden: "I'm going to . . . establish a domestic and foreign policy piece where I can still do the stuff that I care a lot about" with universities.

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