DANVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Mitt Romney is accusing President Barack Obama's campaign of reaching a new low after Vice President Joe Biden told supporters the Republican presidential candidates and GOP lawmakers would put them "back in chains."
An Obama campaign official said it was clear that Biden was talking about the risks of letting Wall Street operate without strong oversight.
Biden was addressing a rally crowd in Danville, Va., on Tuesday that included hundreds of black people. He said Romney wants to get rid of new Wall Street regulations Obama signed into law after the financial collapse of 2008.
Said Biden: "Unchain Wall Street. They're going to put y'all back in chains."
Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul said Biden's comments are, quote, "not acceptable in our political discourse" and a, quote, "new low."