Vice President Joe Biden visited Harrisburg Sunday to campaign for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
760 supporters packed the Lincoln Administration building. Local leaders including Senator Rob Teplitz, Katie McGinty, and Democratic nominee for Attorney General Josh Shapiro got the crowd excited moments before the Vice President took the stage.
“We know that we have to win,” Katie McGinty, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, said.
Biden’s message was loud and clear.
“We are America. And we will own the finish line no matter what those guys say,” Biden said.
“He’s authentic, he’s real, and he tells it like few others do,” Shapiro said.
Biden said he’s tired of hearing Trump and Pence talk about how America is not respected.
“He talked about a lot of issues that are affecting my generation in terms of women’s rights, also environmental issues as well,” Ashley Rice, a supporter, said.
He also said America can be defined in one word; possibilities. That any Nation that does not allow a person to meet their potential is not only being unfair but punishing themselves.
“Donald Trump doesn’t understand it, he doesn’t support it, and he abuses it,” Biden said. As for his remarks toward women. “I tell you what, I didn’t hear any of that talk in any locker room I was in. Not a joke by the way, not a joke.”
“I think that his level of excitement, and the crowd’s level of excitement, is a great sign. And his optimism for our Nation’s future is definitely contagious,” Sean Hyland, the president of F&M College Democrats, said.
The Clintons and the Obamas will make their last campaign stop Monday night in Philadelphia.