“The president and I have had a laser focus on one thing: raising up the middle class. The measure of success of our administration will be whether or not the middle class is growing and the things that allow it to grow, and allow it to feel some security, are able to be put in place again.”
He also took credit for the administration’s shift on marriage equality.
“I know a lot of people criticized me for speaking out not long ago about gay marriage. I could not remain silent anymore. It’s the civil rights of our day.”