HENDERSON (KTNV) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is in Henderson for a campaign stop today.
The 2020 presidential just wrapped up a speech at the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Local 159 where he discussed teacher pay, immigration, and jobs at a campaign rally. You can watch the full speech below.
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13 Action News Reporter Sean DeLancey was there too. Below are some highlights.
Biden begins speech referencing One October shooting.— @SeanKTNV (@seanktnv) May 7, 2019
Says “...there is a second amendment, but there’s a reasonable way to deal with the second amendment...” pic.twitter.com/4Urxm1NlTI
“It’s being used as a way to demonize people” - Biden on current immigration policy.— @SeanKTNV (@seanktnv) May 7, 2019
Then speaks nostalgically of immigration policy while he was Vice President.
Biden is framing his fight as for the workers, instead of for the “job creators.”— @SeanKTNV (@seanktnv) May 7, 2019
“The moral obligation of our time is to rebuild the middle class, and this time, when we rebuild it, we bring everybody along.” - Biden
So far Biden’s speech has been vague on fixes.— @SeanKTNV (@seanktnv) May 7, 2019
He’s talked very few specifics on a plan to address the problems he is bringing up, relying mostly on stories from the past or people he’s talked with.
Biden now attacking the “Trump tax cuts,” inferring that the richest Americans don’t pay as much in taxes as the middle classes.— @SeanKTNV (@seanktnv) May 7, 2019
Says he’ll ensure that they pay a fair share.
Biden says anyone should have an option to buy into a public healthcare system like Medicare even if they have job covered insurance, private insurance, or no insurance at all.— @SeanKTNV (@seanktnv) May 7, 2019
The “public option” has been a touchy subject in healthcare battles.
Biden says secondary education is critical for the job market, continues saying post secondary education (trade school, college, etc) should be affordable.— @SeanKTNV (@seanktnv) May 7, 2019
“I’m going to lay out a plan...” he says without fleshing out details.
Someone yells “Trump is Hitler,” and Biden sidesteps the comment saying “I’m not going to stoop to his level.”— @SeanKTNV (@seanktnv) May 7, 2019
The crowd cheers.
Biden announced his decision to run for president for a third time in April.