Joe Biden accused Republican presidential candidates of “beating Hispanics” during a fundraiser Tuesday night, mounting another attack on his possible GOP opponents as he inches closer to declaring a bid for the Democratic nomination.
“People walked in like, literally down,” he said, “because of the beating, the beating Hispanics are taking at the hands of the Republican caucus — I mean the Republican presidential race.”
And the vice president has long had a knack for launching passionate, if perhaps unfounded, attacks on his political rivals. “They’re going to put y’all back in chains!” he told a predominately African-American audience during a 2012 presidential rally, during a speech on financial regulatory reform.
— Brendan Bordelon is a political reporter for National Review.