At an occasion Thursday, he not solely known as out Republicans for claiming credit score for the infrastructure initiatives they voted in opposition to, he even did an impression of the standard GOP lawmaker doing simply that.
The $1.2 trillion bill to enhance roads, bridges, ports, water programs, high-speed web and extra handed with the assistance of 13 Republicans within the Home and 19 within the Senate.
“We obtained just a little assist from Republicans. Not rather a lot, however sufficient to get it handed,” Biden mentioned on the Democratic National Committee’s Summer Meeting. “However the fact is, there are much more Republicans taking credit score for that invoice than truly voted for it.”
Certainly, numerous GOP lawmakers have crowed in regards to the initiatives coming to their states and districts as if they’d had a hand in it when it reality they voted in opposition to it.
Biden launched into an impression of them.
“Now we’re gonna construct this new bridge right here. We’re all for it. And, by the best way, this new highway,” he mentioned, earlier than reverting to his regular voice: “I like ’em, man. They ain’t obtained no disgrace. They don’t have any disgrace.”
Biden used the same line final 12 months, minus the impression
“Some individuals haven’t any disgrace,” he mentioned of Republicans who had been bragging in regards to the initiatives that might profit their districts, funded from the payments they voted in opposition to. “However I’m comfortable they know that it benefited their constituents.”
He promised to not title them, however he held up an inventory of 13 examples, together with Home Minority Chief Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), according to NBC News.
However Thursday evening’s feedback, together with his voice-switching gimmick, are a part of a newer sample from Biden, a feisty facet that supporters have taken to calling “Dark Brandon.”
That refers back to the “Brandon” nickname as soon as used as an insult in opposition to the president by conservatives, now coopted by his supporters on the left: