As Midterms Near, Biden Warns Republicans Seek to Dismantle Democratic Legislation, Then Accuses Them of ‘Slum-Busters,’ ‘Slumdog’ and ‘Scroungers’
Joe Biden, the frontrunner to win the Democrat’s 2020 presidential primary, is warning Republicans that they are on a “slum-busting, slumdog, scrapping mission” to dismantle the party’s legislative agenda.
In an interview with the New York Times, and in the latest episode from “Joe on the Hill,” Biden blasted the GOP for what he believes is its “complete meltdown” on Capitol Hill, which has culminated in a year of legislative gridlock.
“I think our Republican colleagues, they’ve become a bunch of slum-busters,” Biden said. “They’ve become a bunch of slumdogs, a bunch of scrappers, a bunch of scroungers in our party to take something that they don’t want and run with it.”
The latest blow to the Democratic base came when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) called the GOP’s opposition to a single-payer health care system “the biggest threat to America’s system of universal health coverage in a generation.”
Biden said that the “dismantling” of Obamacare will happen — and has already begun — because of the GOP’s efforts to dismantle the legislation.
“We’ve gotten to the point with all the gridlock in the Congress that the people are starting to see what we’ve been saying all along about it, which is that the Affordable Care Act is the most efficient, most user-friendly legislative package Congress has ever seen come through in the history of the country?” Biden asked. “It has no unintended consequences. It has no unintended consequences.”
The comments have earned Biden criticism from many of his fellow 2020 Democrats, who