Biden was campaigning in Ohio on Thursday when he gave an interview to WTOV-TV in Steubenville. He was asked what he "made out of" the fact that 41 percent of West Virginian Democrats voted for a convicted felon, Keith Judd, over Barack Obama, in the state's primary.
His response? He didn't "blame people."
"Look, I come from a household where whenever there's a recession, somebody around my grandpop or my dad's table lost their job—a brother, a sister, a friend, a neighbor," he said. "When you're out of work, man, it's a depression. And a lot of people are still hurt because of this God-awful recession we inherited that cost 8.4 million jobs before we could really get going. And so I don't blame people. They're frustrated. They're angry."