Throughout the Trump era, former Vice President Joe Biden has become increasingly vocal about the downsides of the current presidency, and on Tuesday, he unloaded some fiery rhetoric in a final push before the midterms.
“I am sick and tired of this administration,” Biden told a crowd in Wisconsin while supporting Sen. Tammy Baldwin in her re-election bid. “I’m sick and tired of what’s going on. I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired, and I hope you are, too.”
He spoke as the nation was still reeling in the wake of three domestic terrorist attacks — the alleged pro-Trump serial bomber, the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, and a racially motivated shooting in Kentucky.
“Three times this past week, the forces of hate have terrorized our fellow Americans for their political beliefs, the color of their skin, or their religion,” Biden said.
Watch the video below, via ABC News:
"I am sick and tired of this administration," Former Vice President Joe Biden says while campaigning for Wisconsin Democrats. "I am sick and tired of what's going on. I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired and I hope you are too" https://t.co/rmJpLclWks pic.twitter.com/iAd4rTWDWE
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) October 30, 2018
Biden, who is largely viewed as the Democratic front-runner in the 2020 presidential race, added that “we need to recognize that words matter. Words matter.”
At another point in the speech, he said that two of his close friends belong to Tree of Life, the synagogue where 11 people were murdered by a suspected gunman who is anti-Semitic.
Former Vice President Joe Biden, rallying in Wisconsin, says two of his "close friends" belong to the Tree of Life synagogue, where 11 people were killed: "Folks, this is not who we are. We need to recognize that words matter" pic.twitter.com/Di7bbA7TLp
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) October 30, 2018
It’s unclear whether Biden will throw his hat in the 2020 ring, but he has been hitting the campaign trail at a regular pace ahead of the midterm elections. On Tuesday night, he appeared in Iowa — one of the key states in a presidential election.
President Donald Trump, who talks often about the 2020 race, has said that he is hoping to run against Biden, saying that he dreams about the prospect.
With the midterm elections on a few days away, the Democrats are making every push they can to ensure that they are able to regain the House of Representatives, and Biden is a huge name for the party.