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February 9, 2016

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:

  • alien5

    graham has gotta go

  • John O’Neill

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

  • SargintRock

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

  • EB71

    Lindsey Graham – Obama’s favorite Republican.

  • GNH

    Biden, Graham, and McCain

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

  • Anil Petra

    Does it sound like Biden is a deeply repressed homosexual?

  • Phil Perspective

    Don’t you mean Graham?

  • hepette

    actually it sounds like you are the one not him

  • Guadalupe Garcia

    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?

  • James Adams

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

  • James Adams

    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.

  • Darsan54

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

  • hepette

    obviously you arent able to process info lmao

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