Joe Biden

Biden Calls GOP Gun Control Filibuster Threat "Embarrassing"

Wants a vote


Vice President Joe Biden's frustration bordered on anger Tuesday as he scolded Republican senators for their "embarrassing" threats to block votes on gun legislation as the push that began after the Newtown shooting approached its make-or-break moment.

"The climax of this tragedy could be we're not even going to get a vote," he warned. "Imagine how this makes us look." The threats, he said, at another point in his remarks, are "an embarrassing thing to say."