Vice President Joe Biden allegedly called Tea Party aligned Republicans "terrorists" during a meeting with House Democrats, according to Fox News.
While admitting that the word came up several times during the meeting, for his part Biden denies using it himself.
According to Fox News, Biden made the comments "in reaction to a heated conversation with liberal House members like Rep. Mike Doyle, D-Pa., who are venting that Republicans got too much out of the debt ceiling deal unveiled the night before and 'acted like terrorists.'"
Fox reported that a Biden spokeswoman downplayed the Vice President's role in the debacle. "The word was used by several members of Congress. The vice president does not believe it's an appropriate term in political discourse," said Biden staffer Kendra Barkoff.
In addition, Biden himself claimed that it was the House Democrats using the very politically charged term and that for his part, he "just let them vent."
Yet, sources claim the VP agreed with the assertion that Tea Party Republicans are terrorists.
The New York Post, citing coverage carried by Politico, provided details from the unnamed sources regarding the exchange between Biden and the Democrats.