Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden will bury his son, Beau, who died after a battle with brain cancer. That didn’t stop Senator Ted Cruz, who is running for president, from using Biden as a punch line for a bad joke on Wednesday night. Cruz was speaking to a group of Republicans in Michigan:
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Cruz has told this joke before, on multiple occasions. (Business Insider described it as “nasty” in March.) Cruz apparently did not feel the need to alter his routine in light of the tragic death of Biden’s 46-year-old son.
After the event, a reporter asked Cruz why he told a joke about Biden in light of the circumstances. Cruz “turned and walked away.”
Cruz apologized for his joke in a brief Facebook post.