The GOP response: Biden was ‘hiding in his basement’

    (*This post has been updated to correct an attribution error)

    The Republican National Committee* has sent out this statement in response to ex-Veep Joe Biden’s appearance in Philadelphia this morning:

    “Joe Biden spent days hiding in his basement while the country was rocked to its core. When Joe Biden and his team finally emerged, their initial reaction was to bail out the criminals that burned, looted and destroyed Minneapolis. While livelihoods were decimated, the Biden team was focused on raising money to bail out the criminals arrested. President Donald Trump was focused on restoring peace and pursuing justice for George Floyd and the victims of the violence. A stark contrast in values,” spokesperson Melissa Reed said.

    John L. Micek
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