Republicans Criticize Biden’s Chains Remark
Republicans criticized Vice President Joe Biden for his speech that contained that line “put y’all back in chains”. President Barack Obama dismissed the claims that his vice president had nefarious intent and the remarks should be considered in context.
Mitt Romney said that the remarks were about division, hate and anger. President Obama said that his running mate was only trying to say that the consumers will be a lot worse off if the Wall Street reform laws were repealed.
President Obama told People magazine that Biden was not trying to connote something else other than that. He was interviewed by the magazine in Iowa, which is one of the stops of his bus tour this week. Biden and his aides said that the vice president had misspoke when he talked about Romney’s intention to unchain Wall Street.
Biden said that he meant to say unshackled, which is a term that Republicans have used when discussing regulatory reforms. The Obama campaign supports the vice president’s remarks. Spokeswoman Jen Psaki said that Biden was using a metaphor when talking about Wall Street reform and they should not let Republicans defund it. She added that they know what the vice president meant. The president knows what his vice president meant. Even Biden knows what he meant.
President Obama told People Magazine that he hasn’t spoken with Biden about the said remark and if ever he has the chance to talk to him, the issue wouldn’t be top priority. He describes Biden as an outstanding vice president. He is passionate about what’s going on with middle class families and the president will talk about the campaign in general with him.
President Obama and Vice President Biden will hold multiple meetings together at the White House on Thursday. This will include a regular one-on-one lunch.