From staff reports
The son of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden stopped in Marietta this afternoon to compare the Obama administration's military and veteran policies with Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden held a press conference at the Plumbers and Pipefitters union hall on Front Street. He was joined by Rob Diamond, the Obama campaign's National Veterans and Military Families Vote director, and about a dozen supporters, several of them veterans.
Biden, himself an Iraq War veteran, said Obama understands how to deploy America's forces and how to support troops when they return.
"It's a commitment we have and the president has until that veteran takes his last breath," he said.
Toward that end, Biden criticized Romney's proposal last year to offer vouchers for veterans' health care and his running mate Congressman Paul Ryan's budget plan, which Biden said would slash $11.1 billion from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
See Thursday's edition of The Marietta Times for more.