Former Vice President Joe Biden is not changing his message.
The Democratic presidential candidate reiterated on Saturday during a fundraiser in Massachusetts that, if elected to the Oval Office, he plans on cooperating with Republicans. "There's an awful lot of good Republicans out there," Biden said. "I get in trouble for saying that with Democrats, but the truth of the matter is, every time we got in trouble with our administration, remember who got sent up to Capitol Hill to fix it? Me. Because they know I respect the other team."
Biden said many GOP members are decent people, who are intimidated by the Trump administration. Biden has received criticism for expressing similar views of compromise in the past, especially from the more progressive wing of the Democratic Party. His most recent comments have already led to some similar reactions. But not everyone is fundamentally opposed to this line of thinking, even Biden's primary opponents.
"Of course. Every member of Congress should seek to work on a bipartisan basis. That's actually how you pass laws," 2020 candidates Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says when asked if she agrees with Joe Biden's comments on working with Republicans https://t.co/GlcWTIu29gpic.twitter.com/cFIrs7IG67