Joe Biden

Biden: 'There Isn't a Republican Party'

Takes a shot at GOP philosophical fracturing

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Vice President Joe Biden took a shot at the divisions within the Republican Party in a speech before House Democrats on Friday.

"There isn't a Republican Party," Biden said, addressing the House Democratic retreat in Cambridge, Md. "I wish there were. I wish there was a Republican Party. I wish there was one person you could sit across the table from, make a deal, make a compromise, and know when you got up from that table it was done. That's what political parties, that's what Nancy [Pelosi]'s able to do. That's what the president's able to commit to."

"All you had to do was look at the response to the State of the Union — what were there, three or four?" Biden went on, referring to the three different responses given by Republicans: the official GOP response from Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers; the tea party response from Sen. Mike Lee, and Sen. Rand Paul, who delivered his own official response.