Former vice president Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenFirefireers, union leader, says members are attracted to Biden Gillibrand to visit Iowa in the midst of the 2020 speculation: inform Warren to pay a visit to New Hampshire over the weekend MORE arranged the rep. Steve KingSteven (Steve) Arnold King, the morning report from The Hill: Trump sees the money options when the closure reaches 21 days. The chairman of the Republican Party campaign committee says that NRCC is not likely to participate in Steve King's primary. (R-Iowa) on Friday for comments that question how the terms "white nationalist" and "white supremacist" became offensive.
Biden went on Twitter on Friday night to attack the open Republican, who tried to defuse the controversy at the beginning of the day with a speech on the floor of the House.
"White supremacists and their shameful ideology should not take place in this country in 2019, let alone a voice of sympathy in the United States Congress," Biden wrote.
The white supremacists and their shameful ideology should not take place in this country in 2019, let alone a voice of sympathy in the United States Congress. https://t.co/SNZD8wt7V6
– Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) January 12, 2019
King made the initial comments in an interview with The New York Times published on Thursday.
"White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization." How did that language become offensive? interview. "Why did I sit in classes to teach me about the merits of our history and our civilization?"
King's comments provoked a generalized reaction, with some lawmakers asking the House to censor him, and spokesman Pelosi (D-Calif.) He said there is "interest" in taking action on him.
"One sentence in that long article has created an unnecessary controversy, that was my mistake," King said on the floor of the House on Friday. "I've never been an anti-immigrant, I've been anti-immigrant and I'm still like that."
Biden is seen by many as a possible Democratic presidential candidate in 2020. He said he would soon make a decision regarding his candidacy.
He has been an outspoken critic of Trump and has spoken out to several Democratic causes in the years since leaving the White House with former President Obama.