President Biden stated inexplicably that he supports gay marriage, and the Democrat’s detractors seized on the statement to scorn and insult him.
In an appearance with actor Kal Penn, who was guest anchoring “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central, Biden made the statements.
When Biden was asked to describe his “evolution” on same-sex marriage by Penn, he started telling a story from the 1960s.
Biden remarked, “I can pinpoint the precise moment of my epiphany.”
“To be honest, I hadn’t given it much thought even though I was a senior in high school. And when my father was dropping me off, I recall that I was ready to step out of the car when I noticed two well-dressed men sharing a kiss to my right,” according to Biden.
“They kissed, and one of them appeared to be walking toward the department of an unknown building, while the other appeared to be walking toward the Hercules Corporation,” he continued.
“And I’ll never forget turning to face my father. It’s easy, Joey,” he said. “They love one another,” Biden stated.
“It’s easy. I’m not joking now. They love each other, that’s all there is to it,” he said. “And it has never been, it’s really that easy. What’s the issue?”
Gay male, Penn, made no attempt to refute Biden’s account during the interview.
“Not in the least believable”
Many people on social media noted that Biden’s lengthy history of policy stances had been in direct opposition to his alleged high school “epiphany” regarding same-sex marriage.
“He’s effectively confessing that for the next 50 years, he lied about a moral commitment. How valiant. The notion that he considered gay marriage in 1960–1961 is also absurd,” said Jonah Goldberg of the Dispatch.
“The fact that Biden flat-out lies about things like this all the time will never stop being strange. In 1996, Biden supported DOMA, and more than ten years later, he was publicly stating that marriage should only be between a man and a woman. Another common comment was, there’s a 2006 footage from a Meet The Press interview when he says just that.”
“According to a calendar check, he undoubtedly began endorsing gay marriage in 1960,” according to Daily Wire reporter Ben Shapiro.
Mary Katherine Ham made a joke about how “he later put a rainbow flag patch on her school bag that an LGBT ally had given him back in World War One.”
Even some people who are anti-Republicans called him out.
“This is simply not credible in the least. Not at all,” retorted Joe Walsh, a former Republican congressman who has since become a fierce Trump opponent.