Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE engaged in a heated discussion with a construction worker on Tuesday who accused him of trying to take away guns from Americans during a campaign stop in Michigan.
After a brief exchange about the topic, the 2020 presidential candidate told the man, “You’re full of shit.”
Biden was touring an under-construction assembly plant for Fiat Chrysler and meeting members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) when one man confronted him about his views on gun control.
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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“You are actively trying to end our Second Amendment right and take away our guns,” the worker said to Biden, according to video captured by CBS reporter Bo Erickson.
Biden immediately interjected, saying “You’re full of shit,” and implored those gathered to listen to his clarification.
“I support the Second Amendment. The Second Amendment — just like right now, if you yelled ‘fire,’ that’s not free speech,” Biden continued. “And from the very beginning — I have a shotgun, I have a 20-gauge, a 12-gauge. My sons hunt. Guess what? You’re not allowed to own any weapon. I’m not taking your gun away at all.”
The man cited “viral” videos surrounding his claim that Biden is against the Second Amendment, saying the former vice president was “trying to take our guns.”
“I did not say that. I did not say that,” Biden repeated. “It’s a viral video like the other ones they’re putting out that are simply a lie.”
“This is not OK, alright?” the man shot back.
Biden replied, “Don’t tell me that, pal, or I’m going to go outside with your ass.”
“You’re working for me, man!” the worker said.
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“I’m not working for you,” Biden said. “Don’t be such a horse’s ass.”
The exchange comes as voters head to the polls in six states on Tuesday. Both the former vice president and his chief rival Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE (I-Vt.) are competing for first place in delegate-rich Michigan, a key state that will play an important part in both the pathway to the Democratic nomination as well as the White House in November.
The argument concerning gun control happened just hours before Biden is slated to convene with leaders of gun control organizations in Columbus, Ohio, according to CBS.
Biden met with hundreds of IBEW members before the quarrel with the one worker ensued.
“You’re the best damn workers in the world,” Biden said to the construction workers.
“I promise you if I become your president you will never have a better friend in the White House. I’m union from, as my — I won’t say what my grandfather used to say — but from belt buckle to shoe sole, man,” he said.