Joe Biden can't take a break if he tells supporters in Seattle that five years ago it would have been acceptable if a businessman enjoyed a gay waiter & # 39;
Joe Biden told supporters on Saturday that it would have been acceptable in 2014 if a businessman joked about homosexuals in the service sector.
Although the former vice president tried to illustrate how far the country has come in terms of gay rights, he has burrowed himself deeper while continuing to harass his own campaign with gaffes.
Speaking to about 50 supporters at a fundraising event in Seattle, Washington that took place on the penultimate day of Pride Month, Biden said it was accepted five years ago for business people to enjoy a & # 39; s pleasure from a gay waiter & # 39 ;.
Those who were at home with the public relations manager Roger Nyhu, where the event took place, made it clear that those in the liberal city would not have accepted such sentiments.
Joe Biden told supporters at a fundraiser on Saturday that it was acceptable in 2014 for a businessman to enjoy a gay waiter & # 39; while he continued to make joy on the campaign track
The supporters at the private event in Seattle, Washington, where about 50 people were present, pushed back on Biden's claims. Saying, & # 39; Not in Seattle! & # 39;
& # 39; Not in Seattle! & # 39; Called those present according to his report on the presidential campaign.
Biden tried to get the crowd back and clarify his statement by telling them that businessman would not be welcomed again at the restaurant.
"Today, that person would no longer be invited," said the 76-year-old candidate.
He suggested that it was generally acceptable to insult and mock homosexual people in 2014, a year before the Supreme Court ruled that the defense of the Marriage Act was unconstitutional.
Biden was former President Barack Obama & VP in June 2015, when the Defense of Marriage Act was repealed, paving the way for federally legalized same-sex marriage, which followed shortly thereafter.
Even before he announced his candidacy earlier this year, Biden faced public errors, including those of his time as vice president.
He was also confronted with widespread criticism when at least seven women came forward and accused Biden of feeling uncomfortable during physical interactions. The women stopped claiming that the former vice president had sexually abused them.
Biden made the comments on the second to the last day of June, the proud month – a month dedicated to celebrating the progress of the LGBTQ community
In June 2015, when Biden served as VP to Obama, the Supreme Court revoked the Defense of Marriage Act, paving the way for federally legalized same-sex marriage
Biden was recently criticized earlier this month after he praised his relationship with pro-segregationist legislators and defended the views he held decades ago.
On the second night of the first round of democratic primary debates, California Senator Kamala Harris, who is black, confronted Biden with his remarks. She scored a viral moment when she told a personal story about how she was transported because schools in California were integrated when she was in school.
Biden, widely regarded as the leader, has defended his past by saying that his comments about segregationist legislators have been taken out of context and that it was a "misunderstanding" to say he was an anti-bus service.
Ahead of 19 Democrats who descended to Cedar Rapids, Iowa earlier this month, of which Biden was clearly absent, he said the poll didn't mean much to him at the moment.
His lead in the polls has steadily declined, while some of the other 24 candidates who have traction in primary win.
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