Sequester railroads Biden’s pricey plane travel

Joe BidenBy Jana Winter

FoxNews.com
Vice President Biden gestures as he speaks at the Winter-Spring meeting of the National Association of Attorneys General. (AP)

As the federal budget goes off the rails, Joe Biden’s getting back on — with Amtrak.

The looming sequester is forcing the veep to once again take the train — as opposed to military aircraft — to his weekend trips home to Delaware.

Biden said Wednesday he initiated the change, calling it the one thing about the sequester that’s working to his “benefit.”

Speaking at the National Association of Attorneys General, Biden said that while he took nearly 8,000 train trips as senator, the Secret Service made him travel by air because the Amtrak “gives too many opportunities for people to interact with me in a way they wouldn’t like to see.”

But because of the looming budget cuts, Biden said: “I was able to say, ‘Look guys, I’ve got to take the train now — it’s cheaper than flying.’ So I get to take the train again.”

 

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