Atlanta traffic is typically bad during rush hour. But if you commuted through the heart of the city last night, you witnessed the wrath of Vice President Joe Biden's motorcade first hand.
The evening commute wasn't supposed to happen this way. The vice president landed yesterday afternoon at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. He was scheduled to talk at the King Center about immigration reform.
"There's millions of people...that deserve a chance, deserve a path to earn their way to what you've just been sworn in to," he said.
Welcome Mr. Vice President @JoeBiden to ATL! pic.twitter.com/oTJPnYOXty
- Atlanta Airport (@Atlanta_Airport) November 14, 2013
During his Sweet Auburn visit, he paid his respects to the civil rights icon and his wife, Coretta. He laid flowers before he departed for his next stop.
PHOTO: VP Biden leaves flowers at the crypt for MLK Jr. & Coretta Scott King today @KingCenterATL in Atlanta, GA. pic.twitter.com/KTkTkggvRL
- Office of VP Biden (@VP) November 15, 2013
Biden then stopped at a Democratic National Committee private reception, where he raised cash, praised Jason Carter, and talked politics. A select group of Georgia Democrats were in attendance.
VP @JoeBiden speaking to the crowd now. Says the next Governor is going to be @SenatorCarter. pic.twitter.com/Z54HbnUNto
- Reese Adams McCranie (@ReeseInATL) November 14, 2013
After the fundraiser, the vice president's day quickly went awry. Two great forces, Joe Biden and Atlanta traffic, collided. Things started slowly with minor delays due to his motorcade. It wasn't a big deal.
He's in Atlanta F'in up our traffic. / RT @DennisDMZ Hey, where's Biden? Let him explain it! pic.twitter.com/ng6QVUumMe
- John Griffies (@griffies) November 15, 2013
But Biden took control of the situation. The motorcade shut down the city's highway system. Atlanta motorists waited. And waited. And waited some more.
The VP broke Atl traffic
- Tyler Ruthven (@Truthven) November 15, 2013
Joe Biden > ATL traffic
- Graham Overton (@The_GUnit) November 15, 2013
VP Biden was in downtown Atlanta this evening - this was the traffic his convoy caused: pic.twitter.com/SiHz3UZglB
- Brett Rosner (@Brosner85) November 15, 2013
He delayed the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra by 10 minutes. A whole 10 minutes!
On your way to our concert? We're holding the curtain another 10 min. for everyone caught in this excessive traffic. See you soon!
- Atlanta Symphony (@AtlantaSymphony) November 15, 2013
The traffic forced NBA analyst Kenny Smith to miss his pre-game TV gig:
Thanks Mr Vice President , shutting down Atl! Coulda gave ur boy a lift! pic.twitter.com/2cuidmy1xQ
- Kenny Smith (@TheJetOnTNT) November 15, 2013
He crushed Wyatt Williams' hopes and dreams.
Biggest disappointment of @JoeBiden motorcade: I just wanted to see Joe shirtless in a Camaro, crushing a brew and cranking REO. No dice.
- Wyatt Williams (@wyatt_williams) November 15, 2013
The Downtown Connector is now officially known as the Biden connector.
Hanging out in @JoeBiden's parking lot... Aka Atlanta's 75 pic.twitter.com/cJHKqIOvOl
- Zack (@BlakeSwan) November 15, 2013
If by some chance he runs for president in 2016, he may have singlehandedly lost the Atlanta vote last night.
#biden just lost the #atl vote
- Ashley Fowlkes (@afowlkes) November 15, 2013
It's always Biden's fault. Always.
This is all joe biden's fault. pic.twitter.com/C4zs5BeNAP
- Alexandra Lee (@alex_lee89) November 15, 2013
Please don't come back.
Joe Biden has caused massive traffic jams all over Atlanta. Please don' t come back. Traffic bad enough as it is
- RAY GLIER (@RAYGLIER) November 15, 2013
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