BIDEN’S BACK: VP Sticks Up for President

Posted on: 11:09 pm, September 15, 2013, by , updated on: 11:10pm, September 15, 2013

Vice President Joe Biden didn’t spend much time on Syria during his speech at Iowa Senator Tom Harkin’s 36th Annual Steak Fry fundraiser. But when he did, he offered a defense of President Obama’s handling of the tenuous situation in Syria, which has, at times, drawn criticism from both Democrats and Republicans. Biden said, “He, in fact, is the reason why the world community is facing up finally, finally to this hideous prospect that the largest stockpile in the history of chemical weapons is being confiscated and destroyed.”

Biden added, “We are much stronger when we act in concert with our allies and the international community.”

As the vice president walked away, a reported asked whether the White House would win over Democrats on the administration’s plans for Syria. Biden responded, “I think we’re going to be okay.”