Biden Crashing Tampa During GOP Convention

He compares Wall Street reform critics to 'squealing pigs'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 22, 2012 3:51 AM CDT
Joe Biden points to his head as he greets supporters at a rally in Minneapolis yesterday.   (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
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(Newser) – Top Republicans arriving in Tampa for the Republican National Convention next week are going to have a rival for attention: Joe Biden is coming to town. The Obama campaign has confirmed that the vice president will be in the Tampa area for campaign events early next week, Politico reports. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus says his party will fight back with efforts to upstage the Democratic convention. "The nice thing about going first is that whatever they do to us, we can do 10 times over to them," he tells BuzzFeed. "I'm a big believer in: if they punch us, we put on the brass knuckles and punch back."

Biden was back on the campaign trail yesterday for his first public events since his heavily criticized "put y'all back in chains" comment. Speaking in Minneapolis, he returned to the theme of Wall Street reform, comparing its critics to "squealing pigs," ABC reports. "Over the objections where they sound like squealing pigs, over the objections of Romney and all his allies, we passed some of the toughest Wall Street regulations in history, turning Wall Street back into the allocator of capital it always has been and no longer a casino," he said. "And they want to repeal it." (Read more Joe Biden stories.)

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