Politics & Government

Tea party boils over reported ‘crazy’ remark by Biden

The co-founder of a major tea party group lashed out at Vice President Joe Biden Wednesday after he reportedly called tea party members ‘crazy’ during a closed-door meeting.

‘Joe Biden could benefit from some remedial education on his own judgment,’ Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin said. ‘Whether he’s apologizing to our Turkish allies for insulting them, smearing Jewish Americans with ethnic slurs or plagiarizing speeches, Joe Biden has sadly managed to parlay his vice presidency into a late-night punchline. He really ought to know better.’

Biden allegedly made the ‘crazy’ remark during a closed-door meeting with African-American clergy members in South Carolina on Tuesday, CNN reported.

The vice president told clergy members that he was ‘the only white boy on the east side of Wilmington’ and called the tea party ‘a different breed of cat,’ according to CNN.

‘I am not making a moral judgment, but I will tell you that they have no judgment,’ CNN reported Biden as saying based on a readout of the meeting. Biden’s office didn’t confirm the comments to CNN.