Biden: 14th amendment and terrorists
August 1st, 2011
07:01 PM ET
10 years ago

Biden: 14th amendment and terrorists

Washington (CNN) - Here is more information from Democrats familiar with today's closed-door House meeting, with Vice President Biden.

The Vice President said the 14th amendment was NOT an option for the President. Context: Rep. DeFazio (D-Oregon) wanted to know why the president didn't just use the 14th amendment. The VP explained the president had his legal scholars look into it and decided it was not appropriate. We've previously been advised that VP Biden consulted with the White House counsel's office about options – including whether the 14th amendment could be invoked.

On reports that the VP called tea party lawmakers "terrorists": Multiple Democratic sources say the VP was listening to angry Democrats vent about Republicans who said they "negotiate like terrorists" "how can you negotiate with hostage takers" and that they "feel pick pocketed."


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  1. doug

    Your average Democrat would never call Al Queda the people who killed over 3,000 Americans on 9/11 terrorists, nope terrorist is term that Democrats reserve for their neighbors who do not march lock step to the liberal Democrat National Socialist ideology.

    Biden is on record saying that in 1929 every American watched FDR address the nation on their televisions. For the Democrats here tv's were not in the houses of the average American in 1929 and FDR was not president yet.

    Obama is on record saying we have 57 states, he also reffered the every American right of center as the enemy on Univision. He also stated that every Chrisitian in the Middle of the nation clings to their guns and religion as well.

    Lies and hate, that is all you get from the Democrats. It is clear why the ticker libs here at CNN worship at the feet of OBama and Biden.

    Our nation has reason to be proud of the way the Republicans have restored the respect and decency the opposition shows the sitting president of our nation. Democrats wanted Bush killed, they even made a movie about their fantasy, Mr. Obama will never feel such hate since this level of hate is beyond the capability of each Republican in our country.

    August 1, 2011 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  2. Limbaugh is a liberal

    Yes, I am sure it is democrat rhetoric likening republicans to hostage takers that is outrageous. Republicans having likened democrats to nazis, communists, Stalin, or Hitler every hour of every day for the past decade was totally fair...

    August 1, 2011 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  3. Rick McDaniel

    Basically, the Dems are unhappy, that they couldn't continue to spend, spend, spend, on the Obama credit card.

    When your debt reaches a certain level, whether personal or government, your debtors call in your debt. It can't go on forever, especially, when it continues to grow, and none of it ever gets paid.

    August 1, 2011 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  4. bill

    This, coming from the man who rents out his his cottage next to his home in Delaware to the secret service for $2,200 a month who are then tasked to protect him.

    August 1, 2011 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  5. Four and The Door

    People should be terrorized by what $17 trillion of debt will do to the future of America. How about $70 billion a month from our taxes just for interest payments?!?! We get nothing from that. But the debt is still going up. The government cannot tax their way out of this mess. If we do not start bringing it down, generations of Americans will be suffering because of our greed. We need government managed by people who understand economics. The current Administration has already had their run and besides being rediculous expensive, Obama's "fixes" did not work at all. Next!

    August 1, 2011 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  6. Resuce Us

    A Vice President calling US Citizens "terrorists". How classy.

    August 1, 2011 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  7. BobRoss

    Its a sad day when the VP of all of the USA calls a group of his constituents "terrorists." Ridiculous.

    August 1, 2011 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  8. The Greedy Old Pigs have declared class war on US!

    Whatever, the GOBPbaggin' teatards were and are political terrorists who extorted our country to further the goals of their corrupt corporatist cult. They care only for the greedy and not the needy.

    August 1, 2011 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  9. dshutts

    The Real Terrorists are the Politicians that have controlled this Government for the last 50 years and have Bankrupted our Government.And they are worth millions and laughing at us when they get their Pension Checks. Maybe they need to be "Means tested".

    August 1, 2011 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  10. Troy

    The only reason the right wing are allowed to get away with being economic terrorists is because they know Democrats cave every time. What's the point of electing Democrats if they do whatever Republicans want?

    August 1, 2011 09:41 pm at 9:41 pm |
  11. kat

    The tea partiers are not terrorist Mr. VP. They actually care about America, not just votes, Listen to the American people, we pay your salary and we should have a voice.

    August 2, 2011 01:18 am at 1:18 am |
  12. fernace

    This is so true! All of America is calling the behavior of Republicans & specifically the Teaparty crowd a bunch of hostage taking terrorists, holding the whole nation hostage, while they TELL us what they'll take & what we'll get to keep! It is truly disgusting to have American politicians behaving this way! This is not a partisan opinion, I've read many posts from repubs who swear they will never vote for their party again! I've read posts from people from other nations who have no stake in the outcome of this debacle, saying that we are being held hostage by the GOP! The Teaparty seems to be a party with their own agenda, who are piggy backing on the Republicans, because they would never have a voice on their own! This is not a good "day" for American politics or history!!

    August 2, 2011 01:51 am at 1:51 am |
  13. Steve Jackson

    The difference in tea party / Republicans and terrorist is the terrorist think they are dieing for religion / 7 vergings.The tea party / Republicans are trying to take freedom and rights away from the AMERICAN WORKERS and inslave them to work all there life and have nothing to show for it as they have and take everything

    August 2, 2011 08:30 am at 8:30 am |
  14. Sandy

    Well they did act like terrorists!

    August 2, 2011 08:31 am at 8:31 am |