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Bridget Johnson


July 9, 2012 - 5:05 pm

While President Obama was stumping against tax cuts for the wealthy in Washington today, Vice President Joe Biden was in Kansas City to stump for endangered Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) — the “toughest, most principled person in the United States Senate.”

Guests paid at least $500 for lunch and to hear Biden give a 36-minute “impassioned” speech, according to the pool reporter.

“I’m a strong, strong ally of hers,” Biden said of McCaskill. “She knows who she is and what she believes in, and she’s willing to take risks to fight for what she believes in.”

The vice president delivered his standard campaign lines that this is “not your father’s Republican Party” and described today’s House as unprincipled.

“This is the first group of Republican congressmen who will not vote for things I know they are for,” Biden said. They even oppose bills “they know would help the economy along. They are voting against things they absolutely, specifically voted for in the past.”

Biden said that the GOP aren’t “bad guys, but they don’t get it.”

Bridget Johnson is a veteran journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She is an NPR contributor and has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.
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