Manassas, Virginia — President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris continued their re-election bidsto the forefront of the 2024 elections with a rally – although the event was interrupted by pro-Palestinian protesters.
Mr. Biden took the stage last, surrounded by supporters carrying signs dubbed “Defend Choice” and “Restore Roe,” but less than a minute into his remarks he was interrupted by protesters.
“How many babies have you killed?” » the first protester shouted before being escorted out by Secret Service agents.
As Mr. Biden continued his speech, he faced more than a dozen interruptions. “Genocide Joe must go,” one chanted. “Ceasefire now!” shouted another.
Each time, the protesters were drowned out by Mr. Biden supporters chanting “Four more years!” »
Mr. Biden barely acknowledged the protests, but at one point said: “They feel deeply.”
He then added: “This is going to last a while, they planned for this.”
The exchange underscores the intense political landscape Biden faces as he fights for a second term.
Aconducted in early December found that 61% of Americans disapprove of Biden’s handling of the war between Israel and Hamas.
“Across our country, women are suffering and let’s be very clear about who is responsible. Former President Trump chose three Supreme Court justices because he intended for them to overturn Roe,” the judge said Tuesday. Vice President Kamala Harris at a campaign rally in Manassas, Virginia.
The message is part of a broader strategy by the Biden-Harris re-election campaign, which is attempting to tie restrictive abortion laws to Trump and oppose as candidates a plan to restore protections against abortion provided under Roe v. Wade. Harris, second gentleman Doug Emhoff, President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden each spoke briefly, affirming their support for reproductive rights.
The invitation-only gathering marked the first time the president and vice president and their spouses campaigned together since announcing a new White House bid.
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