In what some are interpreting as a veiled shot at Hillary Clinton, Vice President Joe Biden says that the fact he isn't rich shouldn't be held against him:
I make a lot of money as vice president, Biden said in the Washington, D.C. speech this morning. But, he said, he was the poorest member of Congress when he was a U.S. senator.
"Don't hold it against me that I don't own a single stock or bond," he said. "Don't hold it -- I have no savings account. But I got a great pension and I get a good salary. For real. For real."
Actually, it's not quite real. Biden in fact does have a savings account.
Fact Check: Joe Biden has a savings account http://t.co/xLZ8esjFMQ— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) June 23, 2014
and while he doesn't directly own stocks or bonds, Dr Biden is in a mutual fund that does http://t.co/xLZ8esjFMQ— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) June 23, 2014
(That said Biden only has between $1,001 and $15,000 in his savings account.) http://t.co/xLZ8esjFMQ— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) June 23, 2014
Biden and Clinton are considered potential 2016 Democratic primary opponents.