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Biden defends decision to pass on Iowa appearance: 'I would skip inauguration for that' [View all]

BY RACHEL FRAZIN - 06/11/19 08:14 AM EDT

Former Vice President Joe Biden, a Democratic presidential hopeful, late Monday defended his recent decision to not visit Iowa.

He told a room full of donors and lobbyists in Washington, D.C., that he skipped visiting the early voting state to attend his granddaughter's graduation and celebrate a birthday, according to a pool report provided by his campaign.

“One of my competitors criticized me for not going to Iowa to talk for 5 minutes," he said. "My granddaughter was graduating. It was my daughter’s birthday. I would skip inauguration for that."

Nineteen of Biden's 23 competitors for the nomination spoke in Cedar Rapids on Sunday at the Iowa Democratic Party's annual Hall of Fame dinner. He was the only major candidate to miss out on the event.

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