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Biden to GOP fire chiefs: 'What's wrong with you?'

In a Joe being Joe moment Monday, Vice President Joe Biden went off script when addressing the nation's fire chiefs, conceding he felt "worried" by those who are Republicans, adding, "what's wrong with you?"

At a meeting called to suggest climate change had something to do with fires, he joked to the chiefs:

"I know a lot of you guys in here are Republicans, which worries the hell out of me. I don't know what's wrong with you guys, man. You are like the guys who grew up in my neighborhood. You either became a cop, a firefighter; you joined one of the trades or became a priest. I wouldn't qualify for any of them so I became a lawyer." His comments were circulated by the White House press pool.

Also at the meeting, Biden admitted that he has no evidence climate change causes fires, though he said those who don't believe in global warming are dim-witted.

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"We can all argue a whole hell of a lot about whether there is climate change. I don't think there is much of an argument. The only people I know who deny climate change are the same people who deny gravity," he said, adding:

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