Vice President Joe Biden in Denver: Men who don’t stop domestic violence are ‘cowards’

Vice President Joe Biden at domestic violence roundtable event in Denver

Vice President Joe Biden at domestic violence roundtable event in Denver

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DENVER -- Vice President Joe Biden says men not putting a stop to domestic violence are cowards. He was part of a roundtable discussion in Denver Friday afternoon.

He commented about the spotlight on the problem that has come about as a result of the recent NFL cases. Biden says it shows we're not going to  put up with this national problem any more.

Biden also challenged young men. He referenced what he says an an ongoing, severe domestic abuse problem on college campuses. He says men have an obligation to intervene when they see young women who may be in trouble.

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock invited Biden to the event at the SafeHouse Denver Counseling and Advocacy Center. Hancock's sister was killed in a domestic violence incident in 2002. He has worked throughout his career to prevent domestic abuse. Advocate Rose Andom, service providers and survivors of domestic violence joined the discussion.

There are more than 4,000 cases of domestic violence reported each year in Denver. The Rose Andom Center is expected to open early next year. Its goal is to provide a way out of violent situations for victims.

After leaving the roundtable event, Biden was going to a fundraiser for Democratic candidate for Congress Andrew Romanoff.


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