Vice President Biden retracts saying what he didn’t say
Vice President Joe Biden triggered an outcry Monday when he agreed with House Democrats as they described Tea Party Republicans as “terrorists.” Biden first denied he used the term, but his office later conceded that he and others used it in a closed door meeting with House Democrats.
After POLITICO reported that Biden said the Tea Party “have acted liked terrorists,” the GOP cried foul and in the ensuing controversy Biden’s spokesperson, Kendra Barkoff, finally issued a statement “clarifying” the issue.
“The word [terrorist] was used by several members of Congress. The vice president does not believe it’s an appropriate term in political discourse.”
During the closed door meeting, Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) also verbally attacked the Tea Party movement and Republicans who support the group’s platform in his comments.
“We have negotiated with terrorists,” a frustrated Doyle said, according to sources that were in the room at the time the statement was made.
Where are the media drones screaming about toning down the violent rhetoric. It really is amazing how much Democrats get away with in our political discourse.