The divide in the Democratic Party seems to be growing. Former Vice President and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is facing major backlash from his own party after comments he made about Dick Cheney in 2015 resurfaced.
“I actually like Dick Cheney, for real. I get on with him. I think he’s a decent man,” Biden said at an event held at the University of Minnesota in 2015.
Biden kept praising Cheney, “without irony,” as “extremely helpful” about the “legal parameters” of the office he took over in 2009.
“Walter Mondale then says his view of Cheney is ‘a little bit different,’” Vigeland adds. “The crowd laughs.”
This praise from Biden received tons of backlash online from far Left liberals. It’s always nice to watch the Left eat themselves up.
MSNBC host Chris Hayes wrote, “Dick Cheney was the architect of war crimes, but OK.”
Here are some more responses of enraged Democrats provided by the Daily Wire:
This is wild. And it’s even scarier considering this is from 2015 so he wasn’t saying it to pander in an attempt to run for office…he genuinely feels this way
I would be a bit apprehensive towards anyone that describes a war criminal so positively…like sending thousands of my Brothers & Sisters to their deaths & murdering millions of innocent civilians for profit is just water under the bridge. Glad to see our sacrifice is so honored
Sooooo when’s the announcement that he’s dropping out. Soon? He just basically said Cheney was a “very fine person” sound familiar?
How quickly do people forget war crimes. I like people who aren’t war criminals.
Cheney belongs in Guantanamo with Bush and the rest of his admin for lying the US into two wars. War is bad. War under false pretenses is even worse. That should be obvious yet Biden thinks he can alter history and basic decency to defend himself for supporting the Bush admin.
Is anyone surprised? Biden was part of the warmongering Obama team that bombed more nations – and brokered more arms deals – than any other admin since WWII.
THIS is one of the BIG things I do not like about Joe Biden. He is old and out of touch, trying to play 20th century collegial “good old boy” politics with a viper. There is absolutely ZERO good in Dick Cheney. Nada!
He’s so entrenched. Biden can’t see the cruelty of Cheney n pence and the disastrous real life results because to him they’re just people he mingles with at cocktail parties.
Far Left activist Shaun King also chimed in saying, “Joe Biden has many absolutely gross moments where he fought for mass incarceration. This is one of the worst,” King tweeted.
“His crime bill already passed. Here he brags about writing the law requiring states to double the average length of prison sentences if they wanted federal dollars,” King added.
It’s becoming increasingly clear that there is a large amount of Democrat voters who do not want Biden as their candidate in 2020.
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