Protester booted from Biden speech

SAN JOSE — Barely through his introduction, Vice President Joe Biden was interrupted by a protester who was screaming that Beau Biden died from cell phone complications. Biden

Beau Biden, the vice president’s late son, died last may of brain cancer. On his way out the door, the protester continued to scream that cell phones were killing people.”

“The FCC is lying to you,” the protester screamed towards thousands of Democrats, with a bright yellow sign to match.

But even as he was being escorted out, Biden, who was speaking at the California Democratic convention, said with a smile, “It’s OK, It’s OK,” noting that his son would have liked the protesting. And he even dipped into presidential politics to take a shot at GOP front-runner Donald Trump, who has routinely kicked protesters out of events.

“Let’s not act like Republicans,” Biden joked as the crowd booed the man.


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  1. Peggy
    Peggy 28 February, 2016, 06:08

    Biden can’t have it both ways. The protester was after all kicked out (and rightfully so in this case) so Biden can’t claim he’s not “like Trump.”

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    • SouthBayCookie
      SouthBayCookie 2 March, 2016, 09:57

      Peggy, The man is still grieving the loss of his son and this man takes advantage of that to make his case. In my mind he crossed a very big line. I witnessed him stand up with a big banner and start screaming his claims about the cell phone/brain cancer link. That it could be true is beside the point. It is definitely not the same as someone protesting Trump’s very scary hate speech, or the actions of the thugs that do his bidding.

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  2. InYerFace
    InYerFace 28 February, 2016, 09:45

    The protester is an idiot, but Biden just apologised for Americans to Mexico. They’re both idiots.

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  3. bob
    bob 28 February, 2016, 10:29

    Is that a cigarette in Matt’s mouth?

    I am sure Uncle Joe would have him tossed for that. And maybe flogged, too.

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