Vice-President Joe Biden calls booing of gay soldier ‘reprehensible’


NEW YORK — Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday called it “reprehensible” when audience members at a Republican presidential debate last week booed a gay soldier.

Appearing on ABC’s “The View,” Biden became visibly emotional when asked about the incident, and had no words of comment when co-host Joy Behar reminded him that none of the nine GOP candidates on stage spoke up to denounce the jeers.

“I know my son and all the kids with him,” said Biden. “I don’t think they give a damn whether the guy firing the rifle to protect them is gay or straight,” referring to his son Beau who served in Iraq.


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