VP: ‘I’m being a good Biden today’

At a rally in Sarasota, Fla., Vice President Biden called Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's misleading Jeep ad "scurrilous" as well as "flagrantly dishonest."

Saying the ad -- which wrongly suggests Chrysler is sending American jobs to China -- scared autoworkers into thinking they would lose their jobs, Biden added, "What a cynical, cynical thing to do." According to the New York Times, it was Romney's claim at a rally that Chrysler was considering moving all Jeep production to China that led autoworkers to call their union with concern. 

“American taxpayers are on track to lose $25 billion as a result of President Obama’s handling of the auto bailout, and GM and Chrysler are expanding their production overseas," Romney running mate Rep. Paul Ryan said in response to Biden's comments. These are facts that voters deserve to know." 

Rachel Weiner covers local politics for The Washington Post.
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Rachel Weiner · October 31, 2012