In the aftermath of Thursday's vice presidential debate, tonight Piers Morgan invites Attorney General of Delaware Beau Biden to the program to share his inside perspective, and candid commentary, on a bevy of political topics that could prove crucial with the rapid approach of the general election.
The eldest son of current Vice President Joe Biden, the 43-year-old Democrat is a Major in the Delaware Army National Guard and a veteran of the Iraq War. As this evening's interview touches upon foreign policy and national security, specifically September's U.S. Consulate attack in Libya, Biden takes issue with any suggestion that the administration didn't support it's nationals abroad:
"The reality here, Piers, is that this is a tragedy," he tells the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host. "The idea that the congressman you had on your show this evening [Rep. Mike Rogers] is somehow questioning whether or not the president of the United States is serious about making sure - serious about their security, is absolutely, absolutely irresponsible."
Amidst Republican claims suggesting a disconnect between Washington and the State Department, the man with more than a decade of personal military experience calls upon a handed-down Biden adage:
"The old expression in my family is 'Don't tell me what your priorities are. Show me your budget, and I'll tell you what your priorities are,'" shares Biden. "Obviously Paul Ryan didn't make it a priority to make sure – and his budget reflects this – making sure that embassies around this world - around the world - have the resources they need to defend themselves."
As inquiries into the tragedy in Benghazi continue, Biden cautions against using the death of four Americans as leverage in the race for the White House:
"This is not a time to politicize it, this is a time to investigate what happened," he insists. "You heard my father speak directly about that last night."
Tune in this evening at 9 as the father of two reveals what it felt like to watch his own father participate in what many are describing as a near draw in this election's only vice presidential debate.
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