In a direct rebuttal to Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, Vice President Joe Biden called for an end to divisive partisanship during his announcement that he is not running for president Tuesday.
Biden’s comments stand in stark contrast to a statement former Secretary of State Clinton made during last week’s Democratic debate. (VIDEO: The Enemy Hillary’s Most Proud Of? ‘Republicans’)
“I believe that we have to end the divisive, partisan politics ripping our nation apart, and I think we can,” Biden said. “It’s mean-spirited. It’s petty, and it’s gone on for far too long. I don’t believe, like some do, that it’s naive to talk to Republicans.”
“I don’t think we should look at Republicans as the enemy,” he continued. “They are our opposition. They are not our enemies, and for the sake of the country, we have to work together.” (RELATED: Biden Announces 2016 Decision)