Former Vice President Joe Biden is facing backlash from the political left after a clip of him calling former Vice President Dick Cheney a “decent man” in 2015 resurfaced online Thursday.
The clip went viral after Emma Vigeland, a correspondent with left-wing outlet The Young Turks, posted it online.
Joe Biden: “I actually like Dick Cheney… I get on with him. I think he’s a decent man.”
He adds that Cheney was “extremely helpful” about the “legal parameters” of the VP office. Without irony.
Mondale then says his view of Cheney is “a little bit different.” The crowd laughs pic.twitter.com/udjSlSCrZV
— Emma Vigeland (@EmmaVigeland) May 2, 2019
Biden’s mild praise for the former vice president was enough to spark an online backlash.
“Dick Cheney was the architect of war crimes, but OK,” MSNBC host Chris Hayes wrote in a widely shared tweet.
Other leftists were similarly critical of Biden.
Biden faced similar backlash in February after he described Vice President Mike Pence as a “decent guy.” (RELATED: 9 Radical Policies 2020 Democrats Are Putting On The Table)
He later backtracked following criticism from actress Cynthia Nixon.
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