On Wednesday, the Washington Post’s politics managing editor and MSNBC contributor Chris Cillizza laughed off Vice President Joe Biden’s remarks from Tuesday when he accused Republicans of wanting to put people “back in chains.” Cillizza essentially embraced the popular refrain that Biden’s insensitive remarks are just “Joe being Joe” when he said that the Vice President was embracing his “Biden-ness.”
“This is what you do if you’re Joe Biden because you don’t have a lot of great choices,” said Cillizza. “You have to, kind of, embrace your Biden-ness.”
“He is someone who speaks his mind,” Cillizza continued. He went on to say that Biden will not be replaced on the ticket, and that President Barack Obama knew that he ran the risk of having a gaffe-prone vice president when he selected Biden to be his 2008 running mate.
“This tendency to speak his mind – some people call it gaffes, some people call it honesty – this is not new to Joe Biden,” said Cillizza.
“Joe Biden, you know, he embraces his Biden-ness in a way that very few politicians do,” Cillizza concluded through a laugh.
Watch the segment below via MSNBC:
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