Coming up tonight at 9 p.m., Piers Morgan welcomes David Axelrod, the Obama campaign's senior strategist, for a timely and engaging interview centered around recent comments made by the vice president.
On Sunday, Joe Biden appeared on NBC's "Meet The Press," revealing his personal feelings on the subject of gay marriage:
"I am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women and heterosexual men and women marrying men, are entitled to the same exact rights, all the civil rights, all the civil liberties," Biden told David Gregory.
This evening on "Piers Morgan Tonight," Axelrod says the president concurs:
"I feel, Piers, that on the policy that the vice president was describing there, that they are in complete accord. That is the president's policy. He believes that couples, heterosexual couples, - gay couples should - should have - have the same legal rights," shares Axelrod. "So what the vice president was stating there was very much in keeping with that policy."
Advancing the interview, Morgan asks Axelrod if Obama has shown an inconsistency between simply supporting gay rights, versus believing in gay marriage, as it has been legalized in eight states:
"The president is very much in accord with the rights of those states and the people in those states to do it," responds tonight's guest. "He wants to make sure that if people are legally married in those states, that those marriages are - are recognized just as marriages between men and women are - are recognized."
Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, then tune in this evening at 9 p.m., as Barack Obama's former Senior Adviser defends the charge that the president was "spiking the football" with his recent trip to Afghanistan.