Did Republican Senators Really Tell Biden They're Afraid of Cruz and Rand Paul?

If a Republican senator cast a vote out of craven political cowardice, do you really think he'd admit that to Joe Biden?

That's what the Veep wants us to believe. In a Dem fundraising email from Bident that just turned up in my inbox, Biden wrote [emphasis added]: "When I asked several Republican senators after they voted against background checks, not one offered an explanation on the merits of why they couldn't vote for them. But almost to a person, they said, "I don't want to take on Ted Cruz. I don't want to take on Rand Paul. They'll be in my district." More after the jump.

I find it hard to imagine that any Republican senator, let alone the "several" that Biden claims, would cop to Biden of all people to casting what would be an unprincipled vote. Your thoughts?



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