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Biden faces more heckling as he refines attack on 'MAGA Republicans' as threat to democracy

President calls latest heckler an "idiot" after waving off prior hecklers as "outrageous."

Published: September 5, 2022 5:04pm

Updated: September 5, 2022 5:56pm

President Biden faced his second heckling in a public speech in less than a week as he continues to hammer "MAGA Republicans" as an existential threat to America.

"God love ya," the president responded to the heckler at his Labor Day speech in Milwaukee. "Let him go," Biden told supporters who were booing the heckler. "Look, everybody's entitled to be an idiot," he said, drawing cheers from the crowd.

Biden repeated lines from his partisan speech last week at Philadelphia's Independence Hall, where he was flanked by Marine guards in alleged violation of federal regulation.

"We remain in the battle for the soul of America," he told the Milwaukee crowd, claiming that "extreme MAGA Republicans in Congress" are driving America backward, spewing hate and promoting division, Newsweek reported.

"MAGA forces" want to ensure Americans have "no right to choose, no right to privacy, no right to contraception, no right to marry who you love" and will use political violence to achieve their ends, Biden told the Philadelphia crowd, prompting hecklers to chant "f*** Joe Biden."

Rather than calling them idiots, Biden said those hecklers are "entitled to be outrageous ... Good manners is nothing they've ever suffered from."

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