A heckler accused President Joe Biden of stealing the 2020 election while he was delivering remarks during a rally.
During a rally on Thursday in Rockville, Maryland, the heckler could be heard shouting, “You stole the election! You stole it! You stole it…!”
After the crowd began booing, Biden said, “No, no, no, no! Let him go. Let him go. Let him go. That’s okay.”
Addressing the crowd a few moments later, Biden added, “Folks! Folks! Folks! Ignorance knows no boundaries.”
The president received applause from the crowd.
Biden continued to shout, “But we never gave up!”
He added, “We never gave in. And we’re delivering for the American people now. And now, even our critics have been forced to acknowledge real progress.”
Check out the moment below (starting at 17:15):
Reporter for WUSA9, John Henry, also tweeted a video of the heckler.
“He was just about 15 yards from the stage,” Henry wrote.
Here’s video of the guy who yelled “you stole the election”, interrupting President Joe Biden’s speech here in Rockville, MD. He was just about 15 yards from the stage. (@wusa9) pic.twitter.com/B3qZIQHlVT
— John Henry (@JohnHenryWUSA) August 25, 2022
Biden did not hold back on his criticism of the Republican Party during his speech.
“The MAGA Republicans don’t just threaten our personal rights and economic security,” Biden said.
He argued that they are a “threat to our very democracy. They refuse to accept the will of the people. They embrace — embrace — political violence. They don’t believe in democracy.”
Additionally, Biden suggested the party has turned to “semi-fascism.”
A spokesman for the Republican National Committee responded to the comments, as The Washington Post reported.
“Despicable,” Nathan Brand said.
He added, “Biden forced Americans out of their jobs, transferred money from working families to Harvard lawyers and sent our country into a recession while families can’t afford gas and groceries. Democrats don’t care about suffering Americans — they never did.”
The outlet noted the former president and his team have filed 62 lawsuits seeking to overturn the results of the election. Out of those 62 lawsuits, 61 have failed.
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