Just making stuff up again, ‘eh Joe?
WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden said Latinos should vote for President Barack Obama because Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney doesn’t respect them.
In a Monday interview with “The Enrique Rodriquez Show” on Univision — the interview transcript was released Tuesday — Biden was asked why he thinks undecided Latino voters should pick Obama over Romney.
“First of all, it just is a matter of simple respect,” said the vice president. “It’s all about genuine respect. And you know, in the neighborhoods I come from you can tell, you can tell when people genuinely respect you. Genuinely want you participating. Genuinely want you on, genuinely understand the potential, the incredible potential that exists in the community.”
Biden went on to say that Romney and his vice presidential running mate Paul Ryan would slash Pell Grants and early education funding in their budget. Both cuts would have a significant impact on the Latino community, he said, since 16.5 percent of all college students and 24.7 percent of all K-12 students are Latino.