Biden urges Montana Democrats to focus on the middle class

HELENA – Former Vice President Joe Biden urged Democrats in Helena and across the state Saturday night to fight for the middle class, which he said made America the power and beacon of the modern world.

“But for an aspirational middle class that is constantly rising, we would not have had the social and political stability that has characterized this country for over 120 years,” he told 1,300 people gathered for the Montana Democratic Party’s Mansfield-Metcalf Dinner in Helena, and other gatherings watching a live feed.

Biden said the nation’s political and economic stability is at risk, as the middle class struggles to keep afloat while Republicans promote and cheer policies that tilt the balance of power toward the wealthy.