Former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden suggested at a rally for Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) that the trade union president beat up Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND), saying, “show him a threshold of pain.”
“As my brother, who loves to use lines from movies, a John Wayne movie, there’s a good line in a movie, a John Wayne movie where the Indian chief turns to John Wayne and says ‘this is a lying dog-faced pony soldier,'” Biden rambled.
“Well, let me tell ya, these guys are [inaudible], they just stand up, flat out, stand up and say things that are absolutely mind-boggling,” Biden continued. “I love this one on trade, this I love, and by the way, I told you I come from an agricultural state, I don’t know how you can possibly get elected in an agricultural state with the things he is saying.”
“But, but, we’re nearing the twentieth week of zero soybean orders to the Pacific and Northwest China and your guys calls farmers’ concerns ‘hysteria,’ it says they don’t have a very high threshold for pain,” Biden added.
Biden then suggested that the trade union president should beat up Cramer.
“Well, I get that president of the trade union is up here and he’ll show [Cramer] a threshold of pain.”