Joe Biden

Biden Apologizes for Anti-Semitic Slur

He dropped some Shakespearean lingo that was not well received.


Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that it was a "poor choice of words" for him to use the term "Shylocks" in a recent speech.

On Tuesday, Anti-Defamation League's national director Abraham Foxman had said the word "Shylocks" promoted an anti-Semitic stereotype.

"When someone as friendly to the Jewish community and open and tolerant an individual as is Vice President Joe Biden, uses the term 'Shylocked' to describe unscrupulous moneylenders dealing with service men and women, we see once again how deeply embedded this stereotype about Jews is in society," Foxman said in a statement.