Joe Biden and Paul Ryan Duke It Out In Heated VP Debate
Last night’s vice presidential debate was definitely among the most contentious in recent memory.
Vice President Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan went toe to- toe with reckless abandon; the 90 minute debate was rife with all kinds of shade, interruptions, and side eyes.
Democrats were hoping Biden would turn in a rousing, aggressive performance, and offset President Obama’s decidedly meek showing last week.
And he definitely delivered.
“‘That is a bunch of malarkey,’ the vice president retorted after a particularly tough Ryan attack on the administration’s foreign policy.
‘Not a single thing he said is accurate,’ Democrat Biden declared after Ryan said U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens had been denied sufficient security by administration officials. Stevens died in a terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi on Sept. 11.
Both men seemed primed for a showdown from their opening moments on stage, and neither seemed willing to let the other one have the final word.
‘I know you’re under a lot of duress to make up for lost ground, but I think people would be better served if we don’t interrupt each other,’ Ryan said to his older rival at one point. But both continued to do so – and interrupted moderator Martha Raddatz of ABC as well.”
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