Editor’s Note – When an American Vice President tells a reporter: “Don’t screw with me” after he was asked why a sitting VP used such foul tactics at a recent “Job’s Bill” meet and greet, the question arises; is this the level of class we expect from the number 2 man? We all know that ‘Sheriff’ Joe is a gaffe machine, but the total lack of class is beyond the pale. Additionally, his facts were wrong, he mis-quoted himself, and these gutter, Chicago-style tactics are not the bottom of the barrel, they can be found under the barrel. Please read on if you missed it, and watch the video of the confrontation the VP had.
We wonder what was going through the minds of the officers standing behind him. Bet they do not want to be known for that moment. Look Little Susie, grandpa was standing behind the Vice President of the United States of America…but don’t turn the sound on!
Written by Doug Powers
Courtesy Michelle Malkin
Instead of thanking Jason Mattera of Human Events for giving him an opportunity to reiterate his assertion that robberies, rapes and murders will go up if Congress fails to pass the “jobs bill,” Sheriff Joe Biden’s office is instead complaining that Mattera broke the rules:
Joe Biden’s office has complained to the Senate press gallery about a confrontation the vice president had with a conservative journalist last week on Capitol Hill.
Biden aides asked whether Senate rules were broken in the wake of the contentious exchange between the vice president and the reporter.
Jason Mattera, who works for Human Events, a conservative magazine, used a pretext to catch Biden off guard in a Senate hallway and grill him on claims the vice president has made about jobs legislation.
Biden’s office has also contacted the standing committee of correspondents, which oversees the gallery, regarding whether Mattera broke the rules by ambushing him.
Heather Rothman, the chairwoman of the gallery’s standing committee, said the matter is under review.
“We’re aware of the concerns,” said Rothman, a reporter for BNA. “It’s being discussed.
“We’re aware this occurred and the vice president’s office [has made] contact,” she added, noting the standing committee itself hasn’t met to deliberate the issue.
If they start banning any reporter with the potential to make Joe Biden look silly, the press gallery is going to be as sparsely populated as Capitol Hill’s next “I quit earmarks, ask me how” seminar.
Here’s the “confrontation” in question, in case you missed it: