There haven’t been any Joe Biden gaffes in the news lately. What gives?
TWS’ Dan Harper reports:
Despite the government shutdown, Vice President Joe Biden is vacationing at Camp David this long weekend. He’s joined at the Maryland retreat by his family, including his wife (Jill Biden), children, and grandchildren.
The vice president is also there with “essential” government workers, who must work despite the government shutdown. That includes his Secret Service detail, as well as the Secret Service details assigned to the rest of his family, and other support staff. They are protecting the Bidens as they vacation — but aren’t getting paid because of the federal shutdown.
Biden’s absence in shutdown negotiations hasn’t gone unnoticed, despite there being zero media coverage of the vice president’s little vacay. Sen. John McCain called on President Obama this weekend to release Biden from “witness protection.”
“I hope the president will become engaged. Maybe we need to get Joe Biden out of the witness protection program,” McCain announced Sunday on CBS’s Face the Nation. “I’m very disappointed the president of the United States has not played a more active role in this.”