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July 4, 2015

Biden Needles Graham: ‘I Will Rip Your Skin Off’ #SCsen

Graham is up for re-election in 2014. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. offered Sen. Lindsey Graham his support for re-election — including a pledge to “rip your skin off for you” if it helps the South Carolina Republican’s 2014 prospects.

“I told him I’ll come to South Carolina and campaign for him or against him, whichever will help the most — I know which it’ll be,” Biden said at an April 26 forum hosted by The McCain Institute for International Leadership. “I’m going down there to to the JJ next weekend, Lindsey, and I assure you I will rip your skin off for you, and I expect a thank-you note.”

The offhand comment points to the possibility that Graham could face a 2014 primary challenge. He’s a target of conservative Republicans for several reasons, including his work on the Senate’s bipartisan “gang of eight” immigration bill and his foreign policy views.

Biden is scheduled to be the featured speaker at the South Carolina Democratic Party’s May 3 Jefferson-Jackson dinner at the convention center in Columbia.

Graham — one of the “amigos” of the institute’s namesake, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. — was among the dignitaries in attendance at the event in Sedona, Ariz., where McCain and Biden held court for about an hour. Biden made some other unexpected news when he said he personally supports releasing more information from a classified Senate Intelligence Committee report on acts of torture committed on behalf of the United States.

The McCain Institute has video of the entire discussion:

Comments (13)

  1. alien5

    April 29, 2013
    2:47 p.m.

    graham has gotta go

  2. John O'Neill

    April 29, 2013
    3:09 p.m.

    Time to scrape the moss (Graham) and barnacles (McCain) off of the GOP.

  3. SargintRock

    April 29, 2013
    3:53 p.m.

    As far as the Patriot movement sees it, these Torys must GO!!

  4. EB71

    April 29, 2013
    4:41 p.m.

    Lindsey Graham – Obama’s favorite Republican.

  5. GNH

    April 29, 2013
    5:13 p.m.

    Biden, Graham, and McCain

    Name three more Capitol Hill socialites that are stuck on stupid.

  6. Anil Petra

    April 29, 2013
    6:50 p.m.

    Does it sound like Biden is a deeply repressed homosexual?

    • Phil Perspective

      April 29, 2013
      9:21 p.m.

      Don’t you mean Graham?

      • James Adams

        April 30, 2013
        10:23 a.m.

        haha graham is the worst kept secret since paul lind…or charles nelson riley…or divine:) or should i say,we all know the media just wont quit protecting rino lil lindsay.

    • hepette

      April 29, 2013
      10:38 p.m.

      actually it sounds like you are the one not him

      • James Adams

        April 30, 2013
        10:21 a.m.

        how so? please explain how his observation accomplishes this hepette.can you democrats read?

        • hepette

          May 2, 2013
          11:42 a.m.

          obviously you arent able to process info lmao

  7. Guadalupe Garcia

    April 30, 2013
    8:02 a.m.

    Biden is a dangerous man. His lack of respect for a seating U.S. Senator belies his own past and nullifies his foundation for Vice President of the United States. His mouth gives away the content of his brain. And this is the spokesman for the Obama Administration?

    • Darsan54

      April 30, 2013
      11:06 a.m.

      This is a joke with Graham being the “butt”.

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