Joe Biden

Biden Warns Donors: GOP Being Led By Sens. Cruz and Paul

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Yesterday, Vice President Joe Biden told the audience at a fundraiser that the GOP is, "…not your father's Republican Party." adding that, "…the last thing in the world we need now is someone who will go down to the United States Senate and support Ted Cruz, support the new senator from Kentucky…"

According to Biden, some GOP senators were unwilling to vote for background checks for gun purchases in part because doing so would go against Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), which is an impressive amount of influence to be wielding considering both Cruz and Paul are freshmen. 

From The Weekly Standard:

At a high-dollar fundraiser last night in Washington, D.C., Vice President Joe Biden warned his fellow Democrats about the Republicans.

"It's a pretty simple proposition: The United States of America, and the state of Massachusetts, does not need another Republican in the Senate," Biden told the assembled donors, according to the press pool report. "I'm being straight about this. This is not your father's Republican Party. It really is a fundamentally different party. There's never been as much distance, at least since I've been alive, distance between where the mainstream of the Republican congressional party is and the Democratic Party is. It's a chasm. It's a gigantic chasm."In particular, Biden shared his distrust of two young Republican senators, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul."I'm not talking about the character or even the quality of the minds of the people I'm going to mention. But the last thing in the world we need now is someone who will go down to the United States Senate and support Ted Cruz, support the new senator from Kentucky -- or the old senator from Kentucky," said Biden.

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