Biden catches flak for ‘gay waiter’ flub at campaign fundraiser

As reported by USAToday

People at a Seattle presidential campaign fundraiser for Joe Biden on Saturday pushed back against his comments on the progress of gay rights.

During his remarks, Biden said five years ago people at a business meeting in the city would have let someone making “fun of a gay waiter” get away with it, prompting people to shout, “Not in Seattle!” per a pool report of the event.

While Biden reportedly said a person saying homophobic comments “would not be invited back” today, his comments triggered online criticism at the end of a challenging week for the former vice president.

Critics previously described Biden as “out of step” for his comments at fundraisers, including when he reflected on the “civility” in his work with segregationist senators earlier in his career.

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