Biden Bristles at Reporter: ‘I’m Insulted You Asked the Question’
President Joe Biden was “insulted” by a reporter asking how he felt about former Rep. Stacey Abrams (D-GA) “skipping” his speech on voting rights in her home state.
“Any thoughts on Stacey Abrams skipping your speech today, sir? Are you insulted she’s skipping your speech?” a reporter asked Biden before he departed for Georgia.
“I’m insulted you asked the question,” Biden said before smiling. “I spoke to Stacey this morning. We have a great relationship. We got our scheduling mixed up. I talked to her at length this morning. We’re all on the same page, and everything’s fine.”
Abrams, a Georgia gubernatorial candidate for 2022, has made voting rights a key issue of her platform, so many viewed her absence as pointed.
“This is an event custom-made for Stacy Abrams, she obviously doesn’t want to be on the same stage as Joe Biden,” MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough said on Morning Joe.