Vice President Biden is planning a big push for new gun control measures, even after Congress told him to take a hike. Only, according to Politico, he hasn’t mentioned it to Obama:
Biden told a group of law enforcement officials Thursday that he is planning even more travel, with trips around the country to stump for a renewed push on expanded background checks and gun-trafficking laws that failed to pass the Senate last month.
But Biden volunteered that he “hasn’t really discussed” his plans with Obama and plans to lead the gun control charge on his own, according to two law enforcement officials who attended the meeting. The 90-minute meeting in Biden’s office was an attempt to move forward after the failed effort on background checks.
Uhh, okay. Given that there’s no chance of further gun measures passing anytime soon, we can assume this might be less of a serious White House push and more of an attempt by future presidential candidate Biden to score some points with the anti-gun Democratic primary electorate.
If this is campaign 2016 stuff, there’s really not much reason to coordinate with Obama.
Oh, and BTW, Biden will parachute into South Carolina tonight to deliver the keynote remarks at the South Carolina Democratic Party’s 2013 Jefferson-Jackson Dinner in Columbia.
Then he’s off to chow at Representative Jim Clyburn’s annual Fish Fry.
Is he CAMPAIGNING??
South Carolina, of course, holds the third primary season contest after Iowa and New Hampshire.