He also called Secretary of State Mike Pompeo a ‘good guy…’
(Joshua Paladino, Liberty Headlines) Former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday apologized for a seemingly harmless remark—calling his successor, Vice President Mike Pence, a “decent guy”—due to criticism from far-left voices within the Democratic Party.
Biden made the comment at the Chuck Hagel Forum in Global Leadership in Omaha, Nebraska.
“The fact of the matter is it was followed on by a guy who’s a decent guy, our vice president, who stood before this group of allies and leaders and said, ‘I’m here on behalf of President Trump,’ and there was dead silence. Dead silence,” Biden said, according to CNN.
Biden was referring to a speech in February that Pence gave at the Munich Security Conference.
He faced immediate backlash from actress and radical leftist activist Cynthia Nixon, who ran for Governor of New York in 2018.
.@JoeBiden you’ve just called America’s most anti-LGBT elected leader “a decent guy.”
— Cynthia Nixon (@CynthiaNixon) February 28, 2019
Biden capitulated to her demand for incivility.
“You’re right, Cynthia. I was making a point in a foreign policy context, that under normal circumstances a Vice President wouldn’t be given a silent reaction on the world stage,” Biden said in a tweet. “But there is nothing decent about being anti-LGBTQ rights, and that includes the Vice President.”
Biden, like most politicians who hail from a more civil and bipartisan era in American politics, frequently compliments Republicans.
At the event, he praised former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, a Republican, for “the character, integrity and humanity I’ve seen up close,” the New York Post reported.
He also called Secretary of State Mike Pompeo a “good guy.”
If Biden chooses to run for president in 2020, he will have to either walk back his praise of Republicans or face backlash from the radicals in the Democratic Party.