Former Vice President Joe Biden lost his temper Tuesday after a Detroit auto worker accused him of “actively trying to end our Second Amendment rights.”
“You’re full of sh–,” Biden replied, later telling the worker to not “be such a horse’s ass.” Throughout the conversation, Biden shushed other employees who were reacting to his comments.
WATCH: "You’re full of sh*t," @JoeBiden tells a man who accused him of "actively trying to end our Second Amendment right."
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Biden told the worker that he supports the Second Amendment and owns firearms himself, but said there should be more limits on the types of guns people can own.
“I’m not taking your gun away at all,” Biden continued. “Here’s the deal: are you able to own a machine gun?”
“Machine guns are illegal,” the worker responded, to which Biden said “that’s right!”
“Do you need a hundred rounds? Do you need a hundred rounds?” Biden added.
He also accused the worker of “pushing up on” him during the altercation, which was put to an end after other employees and Biden’s staffers intervened.
The incident took place Tuesday morning while Biden visited with members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) who are constructing a new Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plant in Detroit.
The visit was part of a last-minute campaign push on the morning of Michigan’s primary, which polls predict Biden will win over Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). The former vice president participated in a get-out-the-vote rally Monday night in Detroit with Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who endorsed Biden last week and joined his campaign as a co-chair.
“I think that the blueprint from 2018 about showing up, focusing on the dinner table issues and getting things done is exactly what Joe Biden represents, and that’s why he’s got my enthusiastic support and vote on Tuesday,” Whitmer said when announcing her endorsement.
Biden also received the endorsements of three Michigan congresswomen in a joint statement released Thursday.
Michigan is one of six states holding a primary Tuesday and offers the biggest reward with 125 pledged delegates up for grabs.
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