President Biden said Thursday the conservative Tea Party movement
might be "the best thing to happen" to Democrats with the midterm
Biden, speaking at a fundraiser in Chevy Chase, Md., for Sen. Barbara MikulskiBarbara Ann MikulskiHarris invites every female senator to dinner next week Will the real Lee Hamiltons and Olympia Snowes please stand up? Bottom line MORE, said the energy of the Tea Party might inspire a lethargic Democratic base to turn out and vote in November.
“Maybe the best thing to happen to us lately is the Tea Party wins," Biden said. "Maybe it’ll shake some of our constituency out of their lethargy.”
The vice president also offered a "guarantee" that Democrats will defy predictions and maintain control of the House.
guarantee you we’re going to have a majority in the House and a
majority in the Senate. I absolutely believe that,” Biden said.
The vice president conceded that voters are "angry against whoever is in power," but he said that Democrats “have a heck of a record, a heck of a positive record to run on."