Vice President Joe Biden recently said that Al Gore "was elected president of the United States of America" during a fundraiser for Democratic Massachusetts Senate candidate Rep. Ed Markey.
Biden was introducing the former vice president when he fired the zinger on Tuesday night.
"But for the good of the nation, when the bad decision, in my view, was made, he did the right thing for the nation," Biden said, recalling the U.S. Supreme Court decision that gave the presidential election to George W. Bush in 2000.
"I’ve served longer than all but 13 members of the United States Senate," he said. "I can’t think of very many who would put his country first like that at a really, really, really difficult time. There’s an awful lot of folks Al and I both know who have run for president and still haven’t gotten over it."
“Al, you set an example for this country that is going to live as long as recorded history, about the man who won by a decision that I think constitutional scholars now and in the future will conclude was an ill-fated decision," Biden said according to Yahoo! News. "The way you stepped up, it was amazing.”
Markey is running for the U.S. Senate seat that was vacated by John Kerry, who is now the U.S. Secretary of State.
"The last thing in the world we need now is someone who will go down to the United States Senate and support [Texas Sen.] Ted Cruz, support the new senator from Kentucky [Sen. Rand Paul], or the old senator [Sen. Mitch McConnell] from Kentucky," Biden said.
Source: Yahoo! News