Joe Biden

Biden's Latest Gaffe: Praises Sex-Scandalous Ex-Senator

At a women's event, to boot.


While bashing the GOP for leaving women and the middle class behind on Friday, Vice President Biden spoke favorably about a former Republican senator who resigned amid allegations of sexual misconduct. 

"It's Republicans who were involved, guys like [Sen.] Mac Mathias [R-Md.] and [Sen. Bob] Packwood [R-Oregon] and so many others," Biden said, looking back fondly on GOP lawmakers who were once willing to work with Democrats on issues like the minimum wage. 

Packwood resigned from the Senate in 1995 after the Senate Ethics Committee voted unanimously to expel him for sexual and official misconduct.