Vice President Joe Biden on Monday extolled hundreds of trial lawyers gathered in Chicago for their work to protect the "little guy."
"Man, I don’t know what we’d do without you. Who is going to step up and take the case of the little guy who’s getting screwed?" Biden, himself a former attorney, said in his remarks at a meeting of the American Association for Justice.
The event at Chicago Hilton and Towers was a fundraiser for the administration's 2012 campaign, and Biden used the opportunity to remind the lawyers of what's at stake in the upcoming election.
"Imagine the Supreme Court after four years of [Republican Mitt] Romney," he said.
Biden called Romney a "good family man" but said his judgment is "fundamentally flawed."
"What’s Romney saying he’s going to do in the first 100 days? He’s going to de-regulate Wall Street. He’s going to deregulate the banking industry. He’s going to handcuff the EPA if they get in the way," he said.
The vice president raised about $350,000 for Democrats at the meeting.