President Biden’s motorcade arrived at Irvine Valley Community College at 2:29 pm.
A few hundred Iranian protestors stood outside the college as the motorcade pulled in. People were waving Iranian flags and some held signs that said “Free Iran.”
Biden entered an outdoor courtyard at the college at 2:59 pm alongside Rep. Katie Porter.
The White House handed out brochures to attendees at the event contrasting Biden’s and Sen. Rick Scott’s policies.
Before launching into his prepared remarks in Irvine, CA on lowering costs for American families, Biden made brief comments on Iran, acknowledging the protestors outside the college.
“We stand with the citizens and brave women of Iran,” he said, adding, “Women all over the world are being persecuted.”
He then said Iran had “to end the violence against its own citizens.”
Biden commented on Mahsa Amini’s death. “It stunned me what it awakened in Iran,” he said. President Biden added he has been doing foreign policy for a long time. “It’s awakened something that I don’t think will be quieted in a long, long time.”
The President said Iran “has to end the violence against its own citizens simply exercising their fundamental rights.”
“I want to thank you all for speaking out,” said Biden.
“I want to thank the Persian community here for being so vocal.”
You can watch Biden’s remarks on lowering costs for American families below.