Transcript: Joe Biden Mistakenly Says He’s a “United States Senate” Candidate in South Carolina Speech - transcription powered by Happy Scribe

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It is Uncle Joe, the former vice president of the United States, Joe Biden. Hello, hello, hello, hello, hello, hello. You say off, folks. No. Let me get right to it. I understand you dropped through the floor. Jim, if you're not out in seven minutes. Good to see you. You're Mr. Leader. Thank you for allowing me to be here. No, look, let me begin by saying, you know, I've been saying for a long time it's not enough to beat Donald Trump.

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We have to keep the House of Representatives. We have to win back the Senate. And Jamie Harrison is going to win back the United States Senate here in the state of South Carolina. And I got to tell you, Jamie, I'm going to I'll come campaign for year against you, whichever will help you the most man, because this important race and folks, look, I and I it will saddened me badly that that Lindsey Graham will be a former senator.

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Oh, bless me, Father, for I have sinned. Anyway, look. And Jim, thank you, you've been a friend a long, long time. You're a real leader. You've led the House. You continue to lead beyond the House. You're one of the great leaders in this country and here in this state of South Carolina. When you think of South Carolina, I think two things. I think you're Fritz Hollings and I think Jim Clyburn or the two people I think of.

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And, you know, you know, yesterday a reporter asked me, have I been speaking to Jim Clyburn? I said, yeah, every day for the past eight years. Speaking to Jim Clyburn about housing policy, about criminal, just about economic opportunity. But the whole deal. Jim, you're a resource for this nation in ways that I don't think, you know, sometimes in your own state. People don't realize just how much how you revered your outside your state.

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They love you here. But I want you know, they love you in Delaware. They love you all over this country, man. I really mean it. You're the real deal. And, you know, there was I think that the former senator, you just carry that familiar voice. You know what I mean? Just spoke. Well, he's right about one important thing. South Carolina's going determine who the next pres United States going to be.

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You really are. You're the ones that sent Bill Clinton to the presidency. You're the ones that sent Barack Obama the presidency. And I have a simple proposition here. I'm here to ask you for your help. Where I come from, you don't get far unless you ask. My name's Joe Biden. I'm a Democratic candidate for the United States Senate. Look me over you. You're like Rosie. Help out. If not, vote for the other by.

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Give me a look, though. OK. That's all I've really got to say to you. I'm about. I got two minutes and 30 seconds left. I'm looking at the clock down here. And look, folks, I just want to say conclude by saying one thing. We have an enormous opportunity not only to take this country back, but to move in a direction. It hasn't been moving a long time. We're not just going back. Everybody says you just want to be Barack's third term.

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I was incredibly proud to serve with Barack Obama. Incredibly proud to be his friend and incredibly proud to have his back the entire time. But this is more than just gone back. This about moving forward. We have an opportunity to change this country.