Biden Says Today’s GOP ‘A Different Breed Of Cat’


Vice President Joe Biden said Saturday that the modern day Republican Party has changed markedly from previous eras.

Biden was speaking at a campaign event in Boston for Massachusetts Senate hopeful Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA).

“Let me tell you something, this is not your father’s Republican Party anymore, man,” Biden said, per a pool report. “This is a different breed of cat.”

He added, “These are guys who think compromise is a dirty word.”

Biden said that Markey’s opponent, Republican businessman Gabriel Gomez, is no different from the rest of the GOP.

“As I understand it, Ed’s opponent shares the view of the rest of these guys,” Biden said.


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