Biden: Democrats Have Made Tough Decisions That Are ‘Hard To Explain’


Philadelphia, Pa. (CBS DC/AP) — Vice President Joe Biden told Democrats Friday that the past six years have been “really, really hard” for the country and the Democratic Party.

Speaking at the House Democratic Caucus retreat in Philadelphia Friday morning, Biden stressed that “really tough decisions” have faced both Democrats and the country as a whole.

“To state the obvious, the past six years have been really, really hard for this country,” said Biden.

“And they’ve been really tough for our party. Just ask [former DCCC chair] Steve [Israel],” continued Biden. “They’ve been really tough for our party. But together – and together — we made some really, really tough decisions — decisions that weren’t at all popular, hard to explain.”

President Barack Obama looked to boost morale following major congressional losses to Republicans in the midterm elections. Obama urged solidarity within the Democratic Party and mocked the GOP for…

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