Vice President Joe Biden slammed the GOP during his Friday morning speech to the House Democrats’ annual conference in Cambridge, Maryland, insisting that voters side with their party on every key issue.
“This is the first time in my career…where on every major issue, the American people agree with the Democratic Party,” Biden said.
“I really mean it,” he continued. “I know that sounds like hyperbole, but think about it.” The vice president then went on to cite poll numbers finding that Democrats have an advantage on the debt ceiling, raising the minimum wage, strengthening gun sale background checks, improving infrastructure, marriage equality, and pay equity. He also noted that even “with all the difficulties you’re facing now with the ACA, 55 percent of the people don’t want to see it repealed.”
Biden added that he no longer even views the GOP as a viable political movement.
“There isn’t a Republican Party. I wish there was a Republican Party,” Biden said. “I wish there was one person we could sit across the table from and make a deal and make the compromise and know when you got up from the table that the deal was done.”
Video of the vice president’s speech is below, via The Washington Post:
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