Joe Biden Chuck Graham Wheelchair Blunder VIDEO
Filed Under: Politics | Posted: 09/10/2008 at 11:27AM
Comments | Region: Missouri | United States
Joe Biden had to bite his tongue after an awkward moment during a speech he gave in Missouri on Tuesday.
Biden was on the campaign trail in Columbia, Missouri when what he wanted to be a respectful nod to State Senator Chuck Graham became an unintentional insult.
Biden asked Chuck Graham to stand up so people could recognize his hard work without realizing that the state senator was confined to a wheelchair! He caught his mistake right away but the look of shock on his face when he realized his blunder is priceless.
"Chuck, stand up, let the people see you," Joe Biden started. Upon seeing Graham’s wheelchair, he changed strategies. "Oh, God love you. What am I talking about? I’ll tell you what, you’re making everyone else stand up, old pal. I’ll tell you what, stand up for Chuck. Stand up for Chuck! You can tell I’m new."
Here is a video clip of the incident: