Down a few bucks, Biden borrows some change for a hoagie
November 21st, 2013
03:59 PM ET
8 years ago

Down a few bucks, Biden borrows some change for a hoagie

(CNN) - Amid a contentious day on Capitol Hill following the Senate's fight over filibuster rules, Vice President Joe Biden stole away from the White House Thursday to buy some subs from one of this favorite sandwich shops from back home.

The Vice President rang up just over 50 dollars worth of subs at Capriotti's, a Delaware-based Italian hoagie chain, on it's opening day in downtown Washington DC. Biden pulled out some cash to pay and realized he was short a few bucks.

"Fran, you got ten bucks?" Biden called out to his personal aide, Fran Person.

The former longtime senator from Delaware raved about his home state's subs after ordering a few Italian sandwiches and a large "Bobbie", a Thanksgiving-inspired concoction, with hot peppers on the side. Biden said he was having lunch with the President and was going to bring one back to the White House for him.

Asked by a reporter about Senate Democrats passing filibuster reform, Biden stayed focused on the hoagies.

"They're going to learn to eat Capriotti's, is what's gonna happen in the Senate," Biden said, according to a White House pool report.

Earlier Thursday, Biden said he supported Senate Democrats efforts to invoke the so-called nuclear option for filibuster rules.

CNN's Dana Davidsen contributed to this report.

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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Randy, San Francisco

    Vice-preisident Biden is just another overworked and underpaid public employee compared to the fat cats on Wall Street.

    November 21, 2013 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  2. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    Sounds like an "Average Joe" to me. Besides, it was Joe's birthday yesterday. I'm sure the President appreciated the good gesture by his right hand guy.

    November 21, 2013 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  3. shorething

    The bread sucks! other than that its a good place, but all good sandwiches start with a quality bread. Capriotti's uses a cheap sub roll. For $9 and up a sandwich you would think you would get something a little better than dollar store bread

    November 21, 2013 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  4. HenryMiller

    "Biden pulled out some cash to pay and realized he was short a few bucks."

    Typical Democrat, always spending more than they've got and bumming the rest.

    November 21, 2013 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |