Vice President Joe Biden honors Chattanooga shooting victim and promises: 'America never yields'
August 16, 2015 at 1:00 a.m.
| Updated August 16, 2015 at 6:28 p.m.
These perverse ideologues, warped theocrats. They may be able to inspire a single lone wolf to commit a savage act, but they can never, never threaten who we are.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden began with a wish.
As he stood on stage at McKenzie Arena during a solemn ceremony for the five men who died when a gunman attacked two military sites in Chattanooga on July 16, Biden looked at the families of the dead.
"I wish that I was not here," he said, quietly and slowly. "For I have some sense of how hard it is for you to be here."