Biden Says Response To Tragedies ‘Incredible’

DETROIT (AP) – Vice President Joe Biden says the way people have reacted to the Boston Marathon bombings and Texas fertilizer plant explosion has been incredible.

Biden told Michigan Democrats at a dinner Saturday night that a debt of gratitude is owed to authorities and regular citizens for their “resilience, heroism, commitment and love.” He says the reaction shows good can result from pain and carnage.

The vice president says this week’s jarring defeat on gun-control legislation in the Senate shows that Democrats must do better in the 2014 midterm elections because senators say they didn’t want to vote for the measure because they knew it wouldn’t pass the Republican-led House.

Biden spoke in Detroit at the state Democratic Party’s annual Jefferson-Jackson fundraiser. He has not ruled out a presidential run in 2016.

Read more about the security measures taken before Biden’s arrival – here.

Comments

One Comment

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Detroit

Best Christmas Light Displays
Best Holiday Drink Ideas

Watch & Listen