Detroit auto worker on heated Biden confrontation: 'He kind of went off the deep end'

A Detroit auto worker who got into heated exchange with Joe BidenJoe BidenCast of 'Parks and Rec' reunite for virtual town hall to address Wisconsin voters Biden says Trump should step down over coronavirus response Biden tells CNN town hall that he has benefited from white privilege MORE about gun control on Tuesday told Fox News that the former vice president “kind of went off the deep end.”

“I thought I was pretty articulate and respectful. I didn’t try to raise feathers,” Jerry Wayne told "Fox & Friends" regarding the viral video regarding his confrontation with the 2020 presidential frontrunner.

“He kind of went off the deep end," said Wayne, who accused Biden of being "caught in a lie."


"Once he got caught in a lie, I kind of wanted to ask him why he wanted to take our long arms rather than the handguns. To me that’s very skeptical. If you care about human life, wouldn’t you want to go after the tool that’s used the most,” he said.

Wayne said he believed Biden was interested in confiscating guns because of remarks the former vice president made at an event last week where former Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeJimmy Carter says his son smoked pot with Willie Nelson on White House roof O'Rourke endorses Kennedy for Senate: 'A champion for the values we're most proud of' 2020 Democrats do convention Zoom call MORE (D-Texas), who ran on vigorous gun control policies, endorsed Biden.

Biden said he would call on O'Rourke's assistance in executing on gun control policies.

As a presidential candidate in 2019, O'Rourke advocated a mandatory government buyback program. Biden has not done so.

"When you were with Beto [O’Rourke] when you said you were going to take our guns," Wayne said before Biden cut him off.


“I did not say that!” Biden retorted before clarifying his administration would only seek to “take your AR-14s" in an apparent reference to AR-15s.

Biden proceeded to insist he supported the Second Amendment while also saying Wayne was "full of s**t." The 77-year-old also appeared to challenge Wayne to a physical confrontation by asking him "to go outside" to settle matters.

“I’m kind of used to it in the workforce," Wayne said of Biden's use of profanity. "As a politician, I can understand the way how things have gone, you’re not supposed to use profanity. But in this day and age, it’s a language. I’m not going to hate him for that ... I don’t think that’s something to beat the guy up about. But he could have curbed a little of what he said.”

Wayne added that he didn't vote for President TrumpDonald John TrumpHR McMaster says president's policy to withdraw troops from Afghanistan is 'unwise' Cast of 'Parks and Rec' reunite for virtual town hall to address Wisconsin voters Biden says Trump should step down over coronavirus response MORE in 2016 but would not say who he was leaning towards in November.

Biden followed his decisive and surprising victories on Super Tuesday on Mar. 3 with another big night on what is dubbed mini-Tuesday with primaries and caucuses across six states, with Biden defeating Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersMcConnell accuses Democrats of sowing division by 'downplaying progress' on election security The Hill's Campaign Report: Arizona shifts towards Biden | Biden prepares for drive-in town hall | New Biden ad targets Latino voters Why Democrats must confront extreme left wing incitement to violence MORE (I-Vt.) in delegate-rich Michigan, as well as Missouri, Mississippi and Idaho.