Biden says attack on Pelosi’s husband echoes Jan. 6, blames Republicans
Vice President Joe Biden said today that the apparent assault on his wife and his response to the attack echo the events of January 6, 2016, when a gunman killed six members of Congress at a baseball practice.
Asked during a visit to London what he thinks the incident might mean, Biden replied, “All I can say is it’s an act of pure hate.”
In the immediate aftermath of the shooting, there was outrage and speculation that the gunman was motivated by anti-immigrant sentiments. The man who killed House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was a fanatical right-wing supporter of Donald Trump who had praised the president’s call for a temporary ban on Muslims after an attack on a French satirical newspaper, but then called for “a complete and total shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.”
Trump denied the shooter’s statement, calling it a lie. And the shooter was reportedly asked by Scalise if he had any problems with Christians. He fired back with a comment about being “a little embarrassed” to be a Christian. He also expressed regret about his anti-Muslim views, according to the Associated Press.
In an interview with CNN, Biden said of the Scalise shooting: “All I can say is it’s an act of pure hate. I don’t want it to be in quotation marks, but that’s the best way to describe it.”
Later today, Biden will travel to London for an invitation from Queen Elizabeth that will include an official state visit, as well as a private meeting with the prime minister.
Biden’s visit comes as a Republican-controlled Senate is preparing for a vote to repeal and replace Obamacare.
Is it possible Joe Biden is playing the “basket case” card? After all, we have a serial sex offender running for vice president, a former POW in captivity, and one of the two men who were shot down in Afghanistan.
He seems to be making a desperate attempt to avoid his own complicity in the “b