Joe Biden Tells Majority Black Audience Romney Will Put Them ‘Back in Chains’

Vice President Joe Biden recently likened Mitt Romney’s Wall Street policy to slavery during a southern Virginia campaign speech with many African-Americans in attendance.

Biden told the Danville, VA audience “Romney would let the big banks write the wrong rules” in the first 100 days.

“Unchain Wall Street!” Biden said. “They’re going to put y’all back in chains.”

The comment was met with cheers and groans.

Romney’s campaign later called Biden’s comments “reckless” and that the Obama administration “reached a new low.”

Obama’s campaign and his surrogates have disgraced “the office of the presidency,” Romney said, according to The Associated Press.

Biden clarified his remarks and said he meant to use the term “unshackled” in discussing Ryan’s House budget proposal.

“The last time these guys unshackled the economy, to use their term, they put the middle class in shackles,” Biden said. “That’s how we got where we are.”

Biden attacked the Romney campaign for sending out a tweet rebuking his statements. Biden defended himself saying, “I’m using their own words. I got a message for them. If you want to know what’s outrageous, it’s their policies and the effects of their policies on middle class America. That’s what’s outrageous.”