Joe Biden Tells S.C. Crowd He’s ‘A Democratic Candidate For The United States Senate’

During a campaign stop in South Carolina, former Vice President Joe Biden told a crowd that he was a Democratic candidate for the United States Senate.

Wait, not the presidency? 

His comment confused people further when he said if they did not wish to support him, they could then go and “vote for the other Biden.”

What is going on? 

“You’re the ones who sent Barack Obama the presidency. And I have a simple proposition here: I’m here to ask you for your help,” Biden told the enthusiastic crowd. “Where I come from, you don’t go very far unless you ask. My name’s Joe Biden. I’m a Democratic candidate for the United State’s Senate. Look me over. If you like what you see, help out. If not, vote for the other Biden. Give me a look though, okay?”

So many people were confused by the comment that the clip of his speech went viral online.

Check it out:

And this is no fake.

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So, what’s going on? Fox News described the comment as a “gaffe” and reported, “he misspoke about which office he was seeking.”

Here’s more:

Former Vice President Joe Biden made an unfortunate gaffe just days before the critical South Carolina primary, telling voters he’s a Democratic candidate for the “United States Senate.”

Biden was one of several 2020 hopefuls to attend the South Carolina Democrat Party’s First in the South Dinner, where he reportedly received the longest ovation of any of his competitors.

Biden, a former senator, has called South Carolina is “firewall,” hoping to clinch his first primary victory after having disappointing turnouts in Iowa and New Hampshire as well as coming in at a distant second in Nevada last weekend.

Politico reporter Natasha Korecki, who has been covering Biden on the campaign trail, says he closes several of his events with the same quote.

“This is how Joe Biden often closes out his events; he tells the crowd that some things about campaigning haven’t changed since he first ran for Senate when he was 29, he goes on to recite his old pitch —including what’s said in the video below— before circling back,” she tweeted.

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