"The rules are the rules"

Richardson’s suspension sparked a notable amount of uproar from the public. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki bid her compliments to Richardson as “an inspiring young woman,” even as she said that it wouldn’t be appropriate for the government to comment on the Agency’s decision.

Asked whether he thought the decision was fair, Biden said on Saturday “the rules are the rules and everybody knows what the rules were going in.”

“Whether they should remain the rules is a different issue, but the rules are the rules,” Biden continued. “I was really proud of the way she responded.”