‘Words Matter’: Joe Biden Calls For an End to ‘Division,’ ‘Hatred,’ and ‘Ugliness’

Joe Biden

Former Vice President Joe Biden spoke out on Thursday after he was targeted in a string of suspected mail bombs.

“My hope is this recent spate of these, who knows exactly what they were, but these pipe bombs being mailed might wake everybody in my business up a little bit,” Biden said during remarks at the University at Buffalo.

“And realize that we have to begin to put this country back together again,” he added.

Watch the video below, via ABC News:

“This division, this hatred, this ugliness — it has to end,” Biden said. “Words matter.”

Biden was targeted by two suspicious packages in a wave of threats against high-profile Democrats and frequent critics of President Donald Trump. Both devices were intercepted at postal facilities in Delaware before delivery.

According to NBC News, Biden also referenced Trump’s frequent harsh rhetoric directly during his comments on Thursday.

“The press is not the enemy of the people. Immigrants are not animals,” the former vice president said. “My hope and prayer is that all of our leaders will work to lower the temperature in our public dialogue, and I have faith that they will do that.”

Before the packages intended for him had been discovered, Biden spoke out on Wednesday after similar devices were sent to former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Democratic donor George Soros.

“This country has to come together,” Biden wrote. “This division, this hatred, this ugliness has to end.”

Responses

  1. Weird how he’s now calling for civility, but when (D) Maxine Waters called on democrats to confront cabinet and other appointed officials in public not let them have any peace, Biden was silent.l

  2. Joe ‘Pecksnifian’ Biden is just posturing for his White House run. He doesn’t mean a word of it!

  3. Joe, you’re a posturing sack of crap.
    Shooting unidentified people through a door?
    Your former boss talking about fighting with guns and knives?
    Beating people behind a gym (clue: it’s not high school you moron)?
    Mad Max’s rants, Holder and Hillary mouthing off?
    Antifa rioting?

    All we heard from you was silence, which you should continue.

  4. Very certain you’ve been part of the problem. An apology would be great and keep the unity talk up again, for more than a DAY, then I’ll be less annoyed.

    Until then I’ll remain skeptical on motive for finally saying the right thing.

  5. Ironic that Joe resorts to the words of the late, great Antonin Scalia while lying.

    Right Mr. Shoot An Unknown Person Through the Door?

    Or Mr. haul-him-behind-the-gym-for- a-beating?

    Liar, charlatan, hypocrite.

  6. Really Joe? I seem to recall you said you’d like to take Trump behind the school gym and beat him up. Yes Joe, words do matter, and you have said many divisive, stupid and argumentative words over the years.

    1. took my words right out of my mouth. I was gonna ask he wanted this to before or after he gets Trump behind the gym

    2. Agreed. Lunchbox Joe is too little, too late, and guilty of talking violence himself.

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