ABC’s Chief White House Correspondent Jon Karl asked why Vice President Biden continues to make statements that he later has to apologize for during Monday’s White House Press Briefing.
“The vice president has apologized to the Emiratis, he has apologized to the Turks, he may or may not apologize next to the Saudis. A few weeks ago he apologized to the ADL for using the term ‘shylocks,’ he took heat for using the term ‘Orient’ to describe Asia, he praised Bob Packwood before a women’s group. This is all in the past few weeks, what is the president’s response to his vice president going out and continually needing to apologize for things he said” Karl asked.
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest responded that “the vice president is somebody who has enough character to admit when he’s made a mistake,” to which Karl countered “that’s a lot of mistakes in a short period of time.”
Earnest also re-assured the reports that Vice President Biden “continues to be a core member of the president’s national security team.”
(h/t RNC Research)
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