Pence slams Biden for ‘feckless leadership,’ says ‘help is on the way’ from GOP in midterms
Vice President Mike Pence criticized Joe Biden Friday after the former vice president said the coronavirus could “end up like Vietnam”, which Pence said was a “gutless, feckless leadership.”
“I’m not surprised by Joe’s comments. He’s been in Congress for 33 years, he hasn’t been in government, he hasn’t run a business, he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. It’s a gutter. He shouldn’t be in the conversation,” Pence told reporters on the South Lawn outside the White House in the wake of Biden’s remarks, reported by CBS News correspondent Mary Bruce.
Pence said it seemed “unusual” at times for Biden to comment about the coronavirus.
“It’s just not his style. I can tell you that. I’m a friend of Joe’s for a long time. Every time I see him, I see him as a very bright, tough, fair-minded human being and he gives me a very good reason why he’s not running for Congress,” Pence said.
Pence said Biden’s comments on Wednesday to CNN’s Jake Tapper “are not the way Joe Biden runs his life.”
“I think he thinks it’s a gutless, feckless leadership and that he can’t be on the front line of government, doing your job. There’s too many questions about it and that’s his way,” Pence said of the vice president.
Former Vice President Joe Biden said Friday that the coronavirus could be an “end to life as we know it” if it becomes a pandemic, sparking a major controversy that could help Democrats win the House in the midterms.
“I think that’s a gutless, feckless leadership. This is an unprecedented challenge that we’re facing because of the administration’s failure to act,” Biden said during a press conference Friday. “Life as we know it is on the line here.”
The comments from the vice president sparked widespread criticism and were quickly denounced by Democrats.
“That’s not the way