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Joe Biden: ‘Hey, let’s not act like Republicans’

Video: Joe Biden responds to heckler

Vice President addresses California Democratic Party
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Vice President addresses California Democratic Party

The first person to interrupt Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday was a man upset that people aren’t paying attention to brain tumors he believes are caused by cell phones.

Biden’s response?

“That’s OK, it’s all right,” he said.

When the man continued, Biden said, “Hey, let’s not act like Republicans.”

Hey, let’s not act like Republicans.

Vice President Joe Biden to heckler

The second person who interrupted Biden, during a routine speech at the California Democratic Party’s annual convention, had a more common complaint, about the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, which is opposed by many labor unions.

“Well, look,” Biden said. “Let me finish, and I’ll jam you with some other stuff.”

Biden, who elected not to run for president this year, is a popular figure in California. Nearly two-thirds of Democratic voters in this heavily Democratic state said last year it would be good for the party if Biden ran for president, even though they would not necessarily support him.

Biden, talking about improving conditions for the middle class, said, “There’s so much more we can do.”

When a man called out, “Run for president,” Biden responded, “Well, we’ve got good candidates.”

David Siders: 916-321-1215, @davidsiders