PRESIDENT BIDEN answered a heckler’s interruption with some swagger.
“Terry and I share a lot in common – I ran against Donald Trump and so is Terry,” Biden said during a Friday appearance stumping for Virginia gubernatorial candidate and fellow Democrat Terry McAuliffe. “And I whipped Donald Trump in Virginia and so will Terry.”
When the president was speaking, a voice in the crowd caused him to stop as a series of boos from the 500 or so attendees at Lubber Run Park in Arlington soon drowned out the interrupter.
The person shouting to distract Biden was apparently yelling, “Stop Line Three,” Fox News reported.
The reference is reportedly a crude oil pipeline from Canada built in the 1960s that is getting a $3billion influx to replace hundreds of miles of pipes in North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin, according to Enbridge’s website.
“That’s OK, that’s alright, let him talk,” Biden soothed the crowd after the unknown person shouted and inspiring McAuliffe to clap and smile.
“Look, it’s not a Trump rally let him holler, no one’s paying attention,” said Biden.
The President lobbed a few jabs at McAuliffe’s Republican opponent, Glenn Youngkin, without saying his name.
“I tell you what, the guy Terry is running against is an acolyte of Donald Trump.
“For real, I mean it’s just like, I don’t know where these guys come from.”
Biden’s appearance was intended to raise funds for McAuliffe’s war chest after serving as the commonwealth’s governor from 2014 to 2018.
Youngkin, a Harvard Business School-trained businessman who secured the endorsement of Donald Trump, is challenging him.
“On day one, Glenn will bring to the Governor’s Office 30 years of successful, real-world business experience, to rebuild a better Virginia for everyone who calls it home,” his campaign website reads. “He’s answering the call to serve his community.”
The race remains close with McAuliffe holding a four-point lead, The Hill reported.
When he ran the first time for the same office, McAuliffe claimed victory over Republican Ken Cuccinelli by just two percentage points and was the first candidate from the sitting president’s party to be elected governor since 1973, according to Bloomberg.
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