Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden cursed and appeared to threaten a Detroit autoworker on March 10 during an argument over gun rights.
The former vice president told the unidentified worker that he is “full of [expletive]” and called him a “horses [expletive].”
The confrontation occurred amid a crowd of hardhat-clad workers at the Fiat Chrysler plant in Detroit, Michigan. Several videos of the argument were posted online.
“You are actively trying to end our Second Amendment rights and take away our guns,” the worker said to Biden.
“Youre full of [expletive],” Biden said before turning to “shush” a campaign official who tried to cut the conversation short.
“I support the Second Amendment … from the very beginning. I have a shotgun. I have a 20-gauge, a 12-gauge. My sons hunt. Guess what? Youre not allowed to own any weapon. Im not taking your gun away at all. Do you need a hundred rounds?”
The worker then challenged Biden over what appears to be the viral video of Biden telling a rally in Dallas, Texas, that former Rep. Beto ORourke “will be the one who leads” Bidens gun-control effort.
Before dropping out of the presidential race, ORourke said, “Hell yes, were going to take your AR-15.” He also warned that those popular and legal rifles are “weapons of war, designed to kill people efficiently on a battlefield” and promised to “buy back every single assault weapon.”
Biden denied saying he would take peoples guns away while pointing at the workers face.
“This is not OK,” the worker said while waving his hand protectively between his face and Bidens finger.
“Dont tell me that, pal, or Im going to go outside with you,” Biden responded as he turned to walk away.
“Youre working for me, man,” the worker shot back.
“Im not working … Give me a break, man. Dont be such a horses [expletive],” Biden said. “Look. Heres the deal. Are you able to own a machine gun?”
“Machine guns are illegal,” the auto worker responded.
“Thats right. So are AR-15 are illegal,” Biden said.
“Thats not a machine gun. Its a semi-automatic,” the worker responded.
“Do you need a hundred rounds? Do you need a hundred rounds?” Biden shouted.
“There are more deaths in America from handguns than there are from what you call assault rifles. Why are you advocating for assault rifles when people are dying from handguns?” the worker asked.
Biden turned away without offering a response.
WATCH: "Youre full of sh*t," @JoeBiden tells a man who accused him of "actively trying to end our Second Amendment right."
— Bo Erickson CBS (@BoKnowsNews) March 10, 2020
The confrontation is the latest in a series of tense confrontations and gaffes Biden has had on the campaign trail. The Trump and Sanders campaigns both drew attention on social media to the tense exchange. Asked for his reaction, Biden said, “Im surprised that Sanders is joining Trump.” The Biden campaign didnt respond to a request for comment.
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