Biden: Middle Class Label Not a Compliment in DC, ‘It Means You’re Not Sophisticated’

Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that people in Washington don’t think it’s a good thing to be labeled as middle class.

Speaking at the American Association of Port Authorities convention in Houston, Biden reminded attendees of his nickname, "Middle-Class Joe."

"In Washington, that's not meant as a compliment–it means you're not sophisticated," Biden said.

Biden is one of the top choices Democrats have for president in 2016. He will speak to the Democracy Alliance, a group of liberal mega-donors, meeting in Washington on Friday.