Monday in Philadelphia, former Vice President Joe Biden said the negative political discourse started with the rise of former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.
Biden said, “We saw the beginning of the demise of the nature of the discourse when the Gingrich revolution started to occur. When on the floor of the United States Senate, a senator would refer to a sitting president as Bubba. Fred, when someone — forget Democrat, Republican, when someone would yell at the state of the union, liar.”
He added, “It’s the destruction of these norms, and it’s generating chaos.”
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