Vice President Joe Biden joined Attorney General Eric Holder at the White House on Tuesday to discuss gun control and the upcoming Senate vote on President Barack Obama’s proposals to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. Biden mentioned that he missed a security meeting with the president that morning to continue a long breakfast with parents of some of the Sandy Hook victims.
He discussed the proposed Republican filibuster spearheaded by Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and recently endorsed by minority leader Mitch McConnell, saying that “at the end of the day, I can’t believe it will actually happen.”
Biden also mocked the National Rifle Association and their stance on background checks.
“Now the NRA is engaging in a campaign, which I’m not unaccustomed to, of disinformation to try and scare people,” he said, adding that the “black helicopter crowd is really upset.”
Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid announced that the Senate will vote on the proposals on Thursday.