Biden cancels speech at LGBT event amid shutdown

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  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Oct. 4, 2013 5:42 a.m.

    campaign fundraising is not supposed to be supported by taxpayer funds, so the shutdown should not affect this.

    Does the cancellation of the fundraising visit then mean biden was breaking federal law by using taxpayer monies for partisan fundraising?

  • spring street SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Oct. 3, 2013 9:03 p.m.

    I think you all are right, no really, I mean LGBT rights are such a hot potato know who would dare speak out on favor of them? Oh that's right pretty much everyone but the most extreme far right.

  • ute alumni paradise, UT
    Oct. 3, 2013 4:55 p.m.

    someone told little harry reid that biden "might"be gay. I think it was the same guy that told him Mitt didn't pay taxes.

  • m.g. scott clearfield, UT
    Oct. 3, 2013 12:06 p.m.


    It is hard to believe that if he really wanted to speak there he couldn't have arranged it. There is more to this than meets the eye. Just saying a stupid statement like "It is the issue of our day", is enough reason for him to quit speaking. No more feet will fit in his mouth as it is.

  • Contrariuserer mid-state, TN
    Oct. 3, 2013 10:58 a.m.

    @SCfan --

    "This shutdown could just be a good excuse."

    Not likely.

    Biden recently said: "A lot of people criticized me for speaking out, not long ago, about gay marriage. I could not remain silent any longer. It's the civil rights of our day. It's the issue of our day."

    This was at a fundraiser in IOWA, just a week or two ago.

    He was also strongly pro-same-sex marriage on national TV (Meet the Press) in 2012. He "came out" in support of gay marriage before Obama did.

  • SCfan clearfield, UT
    Oct. 3, 2013 10:15 a.m.

    I wonder if Biden really wanted to have to go pander to that group anyway. You know the kind of PC things he would have had to say in order to please them. Biden may actually be thinking about running for President again himself, and the less he says that can be used against him, the better. This shutdown could just be a good excuse.

  • Badgerbadger Murray, UT
    Oct. 3, 2013 9:56 a.m.

    I am sure this is designed to make the partial shutdown look as bad as possible, but this is one of the successes of the shutdown! The pres and his vice are going to curtail pandering to special interests. What could be better!!!