Joe Biden Calls Mike Pence A 'Decent Guy,' Gets Slammed By Cynthia Nixon For Being Tone Deaf -- Will This Hurt Him?

Former Vice President Joe Biden is getting blasted for saying something nice about Mike Pence. The rumored presidential candidate walked back the comments.

Joe Biden Calls Mike Pence A 'Decent Guy,' Gets Slammed By Cynthia Nixon For Being Tone Deaf -- Will This Hurt Him?444
source: Biloxi Sun Herald

It is a known fact that former Vice President Joe Biden is a people's person who is friendly with Democrats and Republicans alike.

Biden, a long life Democrat, who served as Barack Obama's  Vice President for eight years, is getting bashed by members of his own party for some positive remarks he made about Vice President Mike Pence.

On Thursday, while in Omaha, Mr. Biden, who was addressing Pence's not-so warm reception at the Munich Security Conference earlier this month, said he is a decent guy.

 Biden attempted to address the fact that Pence was ridiculed in front of many world leaders as he praised Donald Trump's policies.

Mr. Biden stated the following at a  Forum in Global Leadership at the University of Nebraska-Omaha: "The fact of the matter is it was followed on by a guy who's a decent guy, our vice president, who stood before this group of allies and leaders and said, 'I'm here on behalf of President Trump,' and there was dead silence. Dead silence."  

 The remarks made by the former senator from Delaware were harshly criticized by liberals.

One of the loudest critics was actress and activist Cynthia Nixon, who was baffled by the fact that Biden had decided to compliment “America’s most anti-LGBT elected leader.”  

Nixon tweeted: "@JoeBiden you’ve just called America’s most anti-LGBT elected leader 'a decent guy.' Please consider how this falls on the ears of our community."

Aware of the backlash, Biden was quick to walk back his comment by writing the following tweet: "You’re right, Cynthia. I was making a point in a foreign policy context, that under normal circumstances a Vice President wouldn’t be given a silent reaction on the world stage."

Biden went on to say: "But there is nothing decent about being anti-LGBTQ rights, and that includes the Vice President."

 In several past interviews, Biden explained that he is mulling the idea of running president in 2020 and some political experts believe that he should avoid reaching out to Republicans before winning the primaries.

A source confirmed to NBC News that Biden and Pence are indeed very friendly, and they talk at least once a month.

Biden was also close to late Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona whom he called a brother.