While President Biden was describing the death of his son Beau Biden, an Iraq War veteran who succumbed to brain cancer, Colorado Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert heckled him during his State of the Union speech. Biden described the severe physical problems that U.S. troops deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan experienced due to inhaling toxic gasses from “burn pits,” stating that many troops got “cancer that would put them in a flag-draped coffin.”
A brain cancer becomes exposure to toxins
“Many of the world’s fittest and best-trained warriors were never the same after they returned home. They would die in a flag-draped casket as a result of cancer. I understand, “Just before Boebert yelled out, interrupting Biden, he said. According to various reporters in the chamber, Boebert, from Colorado, yelled, “You put them in, 13 of them.” Several Democratic members booed the congresswoman.
“My son, Major Beau Biden, was one of those troops,” Biden concluded. “We don’t know if a burn pit caused his brain cancer or the ailments that afflicted so many of our guys. But I’m determined to learn everything I can.” According to Biden, many veterans, including his son, suffer from life-altering injuries such as cancer as a result of their service in combat. According to him, Beau’s brain cancer may have been caused by exposure to toxins from Iraqi burn pits.
During the address, lawmakers frequently cheer and occasionally boo, but interrupting the president is considered a significant breach of etiquette. Boebert, like Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, has earned a name for herself as a divisive freshman conservative member. Robert won her election by projecting a pro-gun image as the owner of Shooters Grill in Rifle, Colorado, where servers wore firearms while taking orders.
Biden says the U.S. aims to cut cancer rates
“Let’s put an end to cancer as we know it,” Biden said to lawmakers, adding that the disease affects him and Vice President Kamala Harris personally. Harris’s mother died of cancer, and Biden’s son Beau died of it as well. “Cancer is the second leading cause of mortality in the United States, trailing only heart disease.
“Last month, I unveiled a strategy to accelerate President Obama’s ‘Cancer Moonshot,’ which he asked me to lead six years ago,” the president added. “Over the next 25 years, we wanted to reduce cancer death rates by at least half.” “I believe we are capable of doing better.”
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