YORK, Pa. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says Republican rival Mitt Romney is "ready to go to war in Syria and Iran" while hurting the middle class.
The warning came Sunday during a campaign stop in York, Pa., designed to promote President Barack Obama's economic policies among white, working-class voters. The thrust of Biden's pitch was that America is digging out from the 2008 economic collapse and that Romney would take the country backward. But Biden also cautioned voters that Romney would adopt policies that favor confrontation over cooperation.
Biden made the claim about Syria and Iran without offering specifics.
Romney's campaign is dismissing the criticism.
Romney has said he would consider military action in Syria if the war-torn country's chemical weapons were at risk of falling into the wrong hands. Obama, who has opposed military action in Syria, has made similar remarks, calling it a "red line" for the U.S. if Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime were to use chemical or biological weapons.