President Joe Biden taunted “brave right-wing” Americans who say guns are needed to defy government overreach during a speech in Pennsylvania.
Biden was at a campaign stop on his “Safer America” tour when he made the comments.
“For those brave right-wing Americans who say it’s all about keeping America, keeping America independent and safe, if you want to fight against the country, you need an F-15. You need something a little more than a gun,” said Biden.
“No, I’m not joking, think about this, think about the rationale we use, that’s used,” he added.
Critics of the president responded on social media.
“The president has been saying this for years but it’s less and less congruent with how even his own administration has played out. How many F-15s did the Taliban have when Biden decided to surrender Afghanistan to them?” replied Stephen Gutowski.
“This is the logic of an authoritarian. ‘We have bombs and missiles, you wouldn’t stand a chance. Therefore surrender your puny guns.’ No,” responded congressional candidate Blake Masters.