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DSCC Posts, Then Removes Embarrassing Biden Quote About Richard Blumenthal

Most Democrats—like, say, the Richard Blumenthal for Senate campaign—probably cringed when they read a blog post this morning in The Hill, with comments Vice President Joe Biden made about Blumenthal. Not so the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, oddly.

A screenshot of the DSCC site

A screenshot of the DSCC's reposting of a blog post from the Hill about Biden's remarks (dscc.org)

Most Democrats—like, say, the Richard Blumenthal for Senate campaign—probably cringed when they read a blog post this morning in The Hill, with comments Vice President Joe Biden made during a barbecue at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Here's the gaffe-prone veep:

"I didn't serve in Vietnam. I don't want to make a Blumenthal mistake here," he said according to a pool report. "Our attorney general from Connecticut, God love him." 

Later, he said, "I have a bad habit of saying exactly what I think."

As conservative blogger Erick Erickson wrote, "It's enough to make you wonder whether the White House wants the Democrats to keep Dodd's seat."

Not so the DSCC, which posted the article on its news center of stories about Democratic Senate candidates—an odd choice. (It has since removed the post—replacing it with an ironic filler: "[Contentless Rant]"). Was it an intentional decision? Does the committee just have a bot looking for stories on candidates? Or was the DSCC as amused as everyone else by Biden's remarks?

We've reached out to the DSCC for comment, but it hasn't been able to get back to us yet. We'll update if it does.

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