There has been a lot of finger pointing going on lately regarding who is most at fault for the violent rhetoric in politics and if is to blame for the recent acts of terror such as the synagogue shooting and attempted package bombings.
The latest accusation this week has been former Vice President Joe Biden suggesting that a union boss beat up a Republican congressman at a rally in North Dakota for Sen. Heidi Heitkamp.
Here’s what he had to say:
“These guys are amazing. They just flat out stand up and say things that are absolutely mind-boggling,” Biden said. “I love this one on trade, this I love. And by the way, I come from an agricultural state. I don’t know how you can possibly get elected in an agricultural state with the things he’s saying.”
“‘We’re nearing the 20th week of zero soybean orders to Pacific and Northwest China, and your guy calls farmers’ concerns ‘hysteria.’ They don’t have a high threshold for pain.’ If I get that president of the trade union up here and he’ll show him a threshold of pain.”
Biden again made the same threat lager during a radio interview.
“I don’t think [the North Dakota senate race] is over, I don’t think it’s over at all. Look, you know, my state, which you probably wouldn’t know, Delaware, the single biggest industry is agriculture $5 billion in our peninsula.”
“The idea is this guy she’s running against says that he thinks that farmers have to suck it up because of the impact on soybeans and the impact from the trade wars, that they’re engaging in hysteria. That they don’t have a very high threshold of pain. I’d like to give him a high threshold of pain. These people break their necks– No, I’m serious! I’m really serious.”