HOUSTON — Protests erupted late into Thursday night time’s Democratic presidential debate, interrupting former Vice President Joe Biden moments earlier than he delivered a heartfelt response about his private hardships.
Greater than two hours into the talk in Houston on Thursday, protesters started chanting within the viewers, although it was unclear what precisely they have been chanting.
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After a number of minutes, the protesters ultimately have been led out of the auditorium at Texas Southern College.
Biden, the frontrunner within the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential main area, went on to share the toughest occasions in his life—together with the demise of his daughter and first spouse in a automotive accident in 1972; the demise of his son, Beau, of mind most cancers in 2015; and different hardships.
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“I learned that the way you deal with it, is finding purpose,” Biden mentioned. “I hope Beau is proud of me today.”
“Because when you get hit badly, when you lose a job…we’ve all been through that in some form or another,” he continued. “My purpose is do what I’ve always tried to do and stay engaged in public policy. There are a lot of people who’ve had it a lot worse than I have.”