Vice President Joe Biden doesn't believe Republicans in Congress are his enemies, contrary to what some of his possible presidential competitors might think, including front-runner Hillary Clinton.
During remarks to a group of business leaders who pledged to take action on climate change at a summit on Monday, Biden mentioned Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and called him "a friend."
"Darrell Issa, not a Republican friend of mine. He's a friend," Biden said. "I don't consider Republicans enemies, they're friends."
The remark was a throwaway line during a speech that lasted a little more than 30 minutes and mostly focused on Biden's thoughts and feelings on climate change.