As Vice President Joe Biden considers his end-of-career decision to make one last bid for the presidency, front-runner Hillary Clinton's team has sent him a little air kiss that "we'll let him" make his own mind up.

At a media breakfast Tuesday hosted by the Christian Science Monitor, senior Clinton campaign policy advisor Jake Sullivan and communications director Jennifer Palmieri looked a bit awkward when it ended with a question about Biden's potential run.

Clinton aides Jennifer Palmieri and Jake Sullivan at a media breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. Bryan Dozier/The Christian Science Monitor

Palmieri took charge:

"I think I can speak for both Jake and I that we love Vice President Biden," she said.

"Amen," said Sullivan.

"Amen. In a very sincere way, have so much respect for him," added Palmieri, who concluded, "I know he's making his decision and we'll let him go through that process."

Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at