Reminiscent of Hillary Clinton’s infamous comment that Trump supporters were a “basket of deplorables,” pro-abortion former Vice President Joe Biden made another negative reference to backers of President Donald Trump.
It’s increasingly becoming the case that abortion activists are unable to provide a counter to President Trump and his supporters without engaging in hateful name-calling or violence.
Last week, Sen. Susan Collin’s office says it has received threats of rape and other violence from abortion activists who want her to vote against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. And a popular conservative blogger is under police protection after she received rape and death threats because of a pro-life tweet.
Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden assailed President Trump’s supporters during a speech Saturday at the annual Human Rights Campaign dinner in Washington, lamenting that “virulent people” and the “dregs of society” still had a friend in the White House.
Mr. Biden told an enthusiastic crowd of LGBTQ rights advocates that social conservatives at home and abroad who used religion or culture as a “license to discriminate” were committing a “crime” of prejudice.
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“Despite losing in the courts and in the court of public opinion, these forces of intolerance remain determined to undermine and roll back the progress you all have made,” he argued. “This time they — not you — have an ally in the White House.
“They’re a small percentage of the American people, virulent people,” he continued. “Some of them the dregs of society. And instead of using the full might of the executive branch to secure justice, dignity [and] safety for all, the president uses the White House as a literal, literal bully pulpit, callously exerting his power over those who have little or none.”