Joe Biden took an indirect jab at Bernie Sanders by stressing the importance of transgender rights amid backlash to the Sanders campaign touting support from comedian and podcast host Joe Rogan.
“Transgender equality is the civil rights issue of our time,” the former vice president said in a tweet Saturday. “There is no room for compromise when it comes to basic human rights.”
Biden’s tweet comes as Sanders, a Vermont senator and his 2020 rival, faces criticism for amplifying Rogan’s semi-endorsement. In a recent podcast episode, Rogan said that he will “probably” vote for Sanders.
“He’s been insanely consistent his entire life. He’s basically been saying the same thing, been for the same thing his whole life. And that in and of itself is a very powerful structure to operate from,” Rogan said.