The Democratic Party appears to be in a bit of an internal struggle at the moment, as Joe Biden’s moderate agenda continues to rub the radical left the wrong way…and the progressives of the party certainly aren’t being quiet about it.
This has been the case for some time, of course, with Biden facing serious and sustained criticism from left-leaning politicians such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who just days ago refused to answer questions about her support for him in 2024.
Now, in an embarrassing moment for the Commander in Chief, the father of a Parkland shooting victim interrupted and heckled Biden on the lawn of the White House, complaining that the recent passage of a new gun control bill was not doing enough to keep children safe.
President Joe Biden was interrupted by one of the guests at his gun control speech on Monday who was apparently upset with his failure to do more on the issue.
The protester, wearing a t-shirt that read “We Demand Change,” interrupted Biden as he spoke on the South Lawn of the White House.
As Biden spoke about the “naysayers” who continue to express frustration with the inability to address gun control in the United States, the protester began shouting.
“We have to do more than that,” the protester was heard shouting.
Biden took a harsh tone after the outburst.
“Sit down, you’ll hear what I have to say,” Biden replied when the protester interrupted him. “Let me finish my comment.”
The protester was quickly escorted out of the event after his outburst.
The protester was later identified as the father of a victim of the Parkland, Florida school shooting that occurred in 2018.
Video of the scene can be watched below:
As President Joe Biden hailed a new law meant to reduce gun violence as “real progress,” a father whose son was killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, heckled the president, yelling that "We have to do more."https://t.co/HZhlBk5T4f pic.twitter.com/LLuXdgXdWU
— The Associated Press (@AP) July 11, 2022