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he said to me dryly, "You're a real sweetheart." #LGBTQforum
— Lyz Lenz (@lyzl) September 21, 2019
Former vice president and Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden clashed with the moderator at the LGBTQ presidential forum in Iowa Friday night. He sarcastically told the moderator "you're a lovely person" and repeatedly told her she was wrong concerning a criticism of the 1994 crime bill.
"It did increase incarceration rates," moderator Lyz Lenz said, citing a Politifact fact check.
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"No it didn't, but go ahead," Biden told her, before later adding the comment about her being a "lovely person."
"In 1994 you supported legislation that increased incarceration rates and promoted more aggressive policing policies and tactics. And laws like this disproportionately affect LGBTQ people of color," Lenz said.
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"So I want to know, how do you assure the American public that you won't once again support increased incarceration, and as president, will you support legislation prohibiting enforcement from targeting LGBTQ people?"
"Yes, I absolutely will but let's get something straight. You're wrong about the act," Biden responded. "That act was overwhelmingly supported by the African-American community, overwhelmingly supported by the community...
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