Vice President Biden could be seen smiling and laughing throughout the course of the debate in response to statements Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan (Wis.) delivered.
“This isn't, Jake, about how much my father smiled or how many gallons of water that the congressman drank nervously on that stage. It's about talking directly to the American people about very important facts,” Beau Biden continued.
Beau Biden, an Iraq War veteran, also sharply criticized Ryan’s comments during the debate, and suggested he isn't adequately prepared to take on foreign policy and national security issues.
“You had him suggest, if not open the door, to put additional troops in Afghanistan. So it was a remarkable position to take," Beau Biden said. "It demonstrated, I think, that, you know, the congressman is not quite up to speed on foreign policy as you might want a would-be vice president to be.”