Biden rallies students for Hillary Clinton at Drexel appearance [photos]


Six weeks out from the election, Vice President Joe Biden held a rally in West Philadelphia Tuesday to get people registered to vote.  

“Register, vote, go out, and get engaged, we need you badly,” the Delaware Democrat told students at Drexel University. 

Biden implored voters to choose Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in November because the GOP candidate Donald Trump’s plans, including his call to cut taxes, will not work.

“It’s going to do one of two things over 10 years,” said the vice president.  “Put us in debt over $9 trillion more or we are going to have to cut every program out there Social Security, Medicare Medicaid, by over 40 percent.”

Biden also questioned Trump’s “moral center” as a result of his comments about America’s housing collapse. Trump bragged at the presidential debate about profiting from the failed housing market, Biden said.

During the debate, Clinton said Trump had rooted for the housing collapse in 2006 because he saw it as a way to go in and make money. Trump responded, “That’s called business, by the way.”

U.S. Senate candidate Katie McGinty served as Biden’s warmup act, saying she wants a female sweep come November in Pennsylvania.

“I’ve got a request, while you’re breaking the glass ceiling, can we do a two for one deal?” she said. “How about help me break the glass ceiling in the Unites States Senate?”

McGinty is striving to unseat incumbent GOP U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey.

First lady Michelle Obama will headline a similar get out the vote event at La Salle University Wednesday.

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