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Biden Laments D.C. Partisanship During McCain Eulogy

"But all we do today is attack the oppositions of both parties: their motives, not the substance of their argument."

By NTK Staff | 08.30.2018 @5:04pm

Former vice president and possible 2020 presidential candidate blasted Washington, D.C. during his eulogy for the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) in Arizona on Thursday.

During the eulogy, Biden recounted a conversation when the Democratic Party leadership told him, “Joe, it doesn’t look good, you sitting next to John all the time.” According to Biden, the Republican leadership told McCain the very same thing.

“That’s when things began to change for the worse in America, in the Senate. That’s when it changed. What happened was at those times, it was always appropriate to challenge another senator’s judgment. But never appropriate to challenge their motive,” Biden said. “When you challenge their motive, it’s impossible to get to go. If I say you’re doing this because you’re being paid off, if I say you’re doing this because you’re not a good Christian, if I say you’re doing this because you’re this, that or the other thing, it’s impossible to reach consensus.”

“Think about [it] in your personal lives. But all we do today is attack the oppositions of both parties: their motives, not the substance of their argument. This was the mid-90s. Well, it began to go downhill from there,” Biden said.

“The last day John was on the Senate floor, what was he fighting to do? He was fighting to restore what we call regular order, to start to treat one another again like we used to.”

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