Biden Clarifies: Meant To Say “Unshackled” Not “Chains”
Vice President Biden clarified comments that conservatives hope to dine on forever.
Vice President Joe Biden attempted to clarify comments he made at a stop in Danville that morning in which he said Mitt Romney will try to “put y’all back in chains” by deregulating Wall Street, a remark the Republican nominee called “outrageous.” The vice president said he misspoke and intended to use the word “unshackle,” which has been used by the GOP in the past.
“We don’t have to imagine anymore. The details are there. Here’s what Congressman Ryan said. He said, ‘We believe a renewed commitment to limited government will unshackle our economy.’ The Speaker of the House said, used the word ‘unshackled’ as well, referring to their proposals. The last time these guys unshackled the economy, to use their term, they put the middle class in shackles. That’s how we got where we are,” Biden said in Wyethville.
“I’m told that when I made that comment earlier today in Danville, Virginia, the Romney campaign put out a tweet. You know, tweets these days? Put out a tweet, went on the airwaves saying, ‘Biden, he’s outrageous in saying that,’ I think I said instead of ‘unshackled,’ ‘unchained.’ ‘Outrageous to say that.’ That’s what we had. I’m using their own words. I got a message for them. If you want to know what’s outrageous, it’s their policies and the effects of their policies on middle class America. That’s what’s outrageous,” Biden added.