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Vice President Joe Biden visited Netroots Nation yesterday. The room was full of excitement as he was introduced. The vice president thanked the Netroots Nation community for demanding and coaxing politicians to effect a progressive agenda. He stated the fact that it would not be possible without Netroots.

In the middle of the speech Vice President Biden was heckled. It first started softly and progressively got louder. A group of attendees stood up in the front side of the room and started yelling "stop deporting our families." The vice president did not get frazzled or perturbed.

“I respect your views and I share your views,” he said. “But let me take these issues one at a time.” The hecklers continued for about a minute thereafter. They were then escorted out of the room peacefully.

“You should clap for those young people,” Vice President Biden said. “Can you imagine the pain, the anxiety, coming home every day wondering whether or not your mother and father will still be there? Can you imagine what it must feel like?”

After the interruption, the vice president resumed his speech. He continued with the standard progressive message of the last several years.

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Originally posted to ProgressiveLiberal on Thu Jul 17, 2014 at 04:36 PM PDT.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

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