Biden Heckled at Virginia Rally, Hardly Any Supporters Show Up - WATCH
Small turn-out at rally as Biden campaigns for Terry McAuliffe's gubernatorial run
Democrat Joe Biden was heckled at a rally in Virginia on Friday, with the event only pulling a small crowd and little show of support.
Biden was in the state campaigning for Terry McAuliffe's gubernatorial campaign.
During his speech, Biden boasted about "whipping" President Donald Trump in Virginia during the 2020 election.
"Terry and I share a lot in common - I ran against Donald Trump and so is Terry," Biden said during his appearance stumping for fellow Democrat McAuliffe.
"And I whipped Donald Trump in Virginia and so will Terry," he added
As he was speaking, a series of boos erupted from the 500 or so attendees at the barely half-full Lubber Run Park in Arlington, with a voice in the crowd causing him to stop his speech.
The heckler was apparently yelling, “Stop Line Three,” Fox News reported.
The reference is reportedly a crude oil pipeline from Canada built in the 1960s that is getting a $3billion influx to replace hundreds of miles of pipes in North Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, according to Enbridge’s website.
"That’s OK, that’s alright, let him talk," Biden said as McAuliffe clapped and smiled.
"Look, it’s not a Trump rally let him holler, no one’s paying attention," said Biden.
"This isn't a Trump rally," President Biden said to a heckler at a campaign rally in Virginia. "Let them holler, no one is listening." pic.twitter.com/7Xwgia46Mz— LiveNOW from FOX (@livenowfox) July 24, 2021
Biden was in Virginia to raise money for McAuliffe, who previously served as the commonwealth’s governor from 2014 to 2018.
He is now running against Republican businessman Glenn Youngkin, who is backed by Donald Trump, for the position.
Back on the trail: President Biden is rallying for VA gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe in Arlington tonight pic.twitter.com/aEjd185yRL— Bo Erickson CBS (@BoKnowsNews) July 24, 2021
Recent polling shows McAuliffe with a narrow four-point lead over Republican rival Glenn Youngkin, who is backed by Donald Trump, for the position.
McAuliffe previously served as the commonwealth’s governor from 2014 to 2018
About an hour before Biden took the stage, some 500 people were seen attending the event, with the venue roughly half empty.
However, later in the hour, a White House official said nearly 3,000 people were in attendance there.
On YouTube, fewer than 500 people were watching on the main channel streaming the event channel at any given time.
Earlier this week at a CNN town hall event, Biden was criticized for speaking to a half-empty room.