Delaware senator totally blows off a question from a miner’s widow about miner safety
by Larry Simons
August 8, 2007
I haven’t had much respect for Joe Biden since he voted to continue funding the war and stabbing the American voters in the back. In yesterday’s AFL-CIO forum in Chicago, a widow of one of the 12 miners who died last year in the Sago mining disaster in Sago, West Virginia, stood up and asked the Democratic candidates the question, “As President, what will you do to improve the health and safety in our coal mines and all of our work places across America?”
Moderator Keith Olbermann called on Joe Biden to answer. He first started off his answer by giving the widow his condolences then proceeded to say this, “Folks, I gotta say something here. Everyone’s entitled to their own opinion but they’re not entitled to their own facts. The truth is, none of what you heard earlier is correct. It’s already the policy of the United States, has been for 4 years, that if there’s actionable intelligence, that we would go into Pakistan..that’s the law! Secondly, it’s already the law, that I wrote into the law, saying that if in fact we don’t get cooperation with Musharraf that we cut off his money. It’s time that everybody starts to know the facts.. the facts!”
At the end of the clip, you can hear a person in the crowd yell, “Answer the question!” amidst the sea of booing. I haven’t seen a politician completely ignore a question since….since…..well, everytime Bush speaks!
Here’s the clip: