By John McDevitt and Rahel Solomon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Vice President Biden was in Bristol, Bucks County on Friday campaigning for Hillary Clinton, and urging Pennsylvanians to get to the polls on election day.READ MORE: Philadelphia School District Students, Staff To Resume Masking As COVID Cases Continue To Rise In City
Vice President Biden got a warm reception from the crowd at Bucks County Community College. Standing in front of a “Stronger Together” sign, he urged Pennsylvanians to register to vote by the deadline on Tuesday.
He also told those gathered to get to the polls on November 8th. “Don’t wake up on November 9th and find out we lost Pennsylvania by 2,000 votes and say ‘if I’d only taken my neighbor, if I’d only gone, if I’d only, if I’d only,'” said Biden.
Biden asked the crowd to turn out and vote and encourage their friends to do the same.
“I know some of you, and some of the people you’re trying to convince, aren’t crazy about Hillary, I know that. I think she’s gotten an unfair deal,” Biden said.
Speaking to a crowd, Biden briefly mentioned Clinton’s opponent Donald Trump and his “lack of sensibilities” referring to comments Trump tweeted about a former beauty pageant winner and his apparent defense of possibly not paying federal incomes taxes for more than a decade.READ MORE: West Philly Double Shooting Leaves 30-Year-Old Man Dead, Teen Hospitalized: Police
“This is a guy who says that NATO is obsolete, and we’re going to defeat ISIS?,” said Vice President Biden.
“It was really exciting,” said Bucks County Community College student Priscilla Morris, “I was seeing a whole bunch of new faces, especially young faces so it was nice.”
After, he surprised volunteers at a nearby Clinton campaign field office in Bristol. “And So I just want to thank you for what you are doing because it really matters,” Biden told the volunteers.
In response to Biden’s visit, Rob Gleason, chairman and spokesman for the Republican Party of Pennsylvania, released a statement saying in part:
“The DC Liberal Establishment continues to swarm the Keystone State for Hillary Clinton talking about continuing a failed status quo,” Gleason said. “Joe Biden is campaigning for Hillary Clinton so she can maintain the same old, same old.”
The deadline to register to vote in Pennsylvania is October 11th.
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