Biden Draws Fire For Calling Pence ‘Decent Guy’

Former Vice President Joe Biden drew heat from fellow Democrats Thursday by calling his successor Mike Pence “a decent guy.”

The Wall Street Journal reported that Biden offered the compliment while speaking at an event in Omaha, Nebraska, and Twitter immediately erupted in outrage. Actress/activist Cynthia Nixon, for example, tweeted to Biden, “you’ve just called America’s most anti-LGBT elected leader ‘a decent guy.’ Please consider how this falls on the ears of our community.”

Biden quickly walked back the remark. “You’re right, Cynthia. I was making a point in a foreign policy context, that under normal circumstances a Vice President wouldn’t be given a silent reaction on the world stage. But there is nothing decent about being anti-LGBTQ rights, and that includes the Vice President.”