Michigan autoworker Jerry Wayne appeared on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” Wednesday morning to discuss his confrontation with former Vice President Joe Biden on gun control.
The heated conversation between Wayne and Biden during a Tuesday campaign stop at a Michigan factory made headlines after the Democratic presidential candidate promised to ban “AR-14’s” and called the autoworker “a horse’s ass.”
Wayne told the “Fox & Friends” crew that he “had no idea” whether Biden would be taking questions during the appearance, but he came prepared just in case.
“He could have easily said I’m not taking questions and I would have very respectfully walked away,” Wayne said. “But he wanted to listen to my question. And I don’t think that he was ready for it.”
“It was a little bit disturbing to see that a politician wants to take away my right to defend myself,” Wayne said after hosts played a clip of Democratic California Rep. Eric Swalwell appearing with Biden.
After reviewing Wayne’s confrontation with Biden and the questions asked, co-host Ainsley Earhardt asked Wayne “which Joe Biden” he believes.
“The one that wants to take my guns,” Wayne responded.
“He doesn’t need to touch anybody’s weapon at all,” he said. “What we need to do is we need to concentrate on teaching people how to respect firearms and how to use them. Not take them away.”
Wayne did not vote for Trump in 2016 and declined to say who he would be voting for in the 2020 election cycle.
Wayne said he wouldn’t hold Biden’s use of profanity against him, but maintained that he “could have curved what he said a little bit.”
“Were you surprised, Jerry, that you asked a simple question and Joe Biden just went off the deep end on you?” asked co-host Steve Doocy.
“Yeah,” Wayne responded. “I thought I was pretty articulate and respectful. I didn’t try to raise any feathers. And he kind of just went off the deep end. I saw he was digging a hole. I just kind of let him talk for a while to dig a hole. Once he started — once he got caught in a lie, I kind of wanted to ask him why he wanted to take our long arms rather than the handguns.”
On his sudden fame, Wayne said, “I would like to say that it is an absolute privilege and an honor to be the voice of America when it comes to the firearms. This is a right that we need to protect with our heart and soul and it shouldn’t be infringed.” (RELATED: ‘I’m Sorry To Inflict That Upon You’: Tucker Apologizes To Audience After ‘Last Gun Control Debate’ With Former Clinton Pollster)
“I’m a working guy, and if the rest of America wants to get behind me, that’s it,” he said. “I’m the working guy and I represent the working guy. I didn’t do this for the intention to do this. I did this just because I had a question that needed to be answered. And I think the rest of America wants that question to be answered as well. They want many questions to be answered.”