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Mike Pence wants to set the record straight about who the vice president is

Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro isn't the only one sick of former Vice President Joe Biden's Obama nostalgia.

In an attempt to distance himself from former President Barack Obama's immigration policies during Thursday night's Democratic debate, Biden mistakenly said "I'm the vice president of the United States." Pence heard Biden, and, borrowing an overused yet favorite phrase of Biden's, told reporters Friday "Let me be clear, I am the vice president of the United States."

Univision's Jorge Ramos questioned Biden on Thursday night on the Obama administration's deportation of 3 million migrants, asking if he was "prepared to say tonight that you and President Obama made a mistake about deportations." "The president did the best thing that was able to be done at the time," Biden responded, and when asked about his own record, simply said "I'm the vice president of the United States." That didn't answer the question and, as Pence pointed out on Friday, is very untrue.