nearvideo-democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is expanding attacks on 2020 rival Elizabeth Warren
The battle for the progressive vote is race, the heating in the Democratic presidential; Peter Doocy reports from Westerville, Ohio.
A day after the progressive senator from Massachusetts, overshadowed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren for the Democrats in the latest debate, Joe Biden repeatedly criticized, their status has become President in the last few months, so that you have a presidential primary front-runner, the former Vice -.
In Columbus, Ohio, Biden questioned Warren’s honesty, and she pushed back against the media, the labeling of Warren as a “co-frontrunner.”
“I have not seen all of the polling shows that on a national level, on average, someone is a front-runner,” Biden said. “You guys keep talking about.”
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Biden acknowledged, in reference to the latest polls, that “Warren has done very well. It is to be moved.”
The former Vice President was race the undisputed leader of the pack in the 2020 nomination, even before he announced his candidacy in late April. But Warren is gaining stature in a field, the once-around two dozen presidential hopefuls, has greatly increased; in many of the recent national early-primary state-and caucus-state monitored, it is practically Biden for the top spot tied.
Warren ‘ s new status was clearly on display on Tuesday evening, the fourth round of the nomination debate, when they came under fire from many of their competitors on the stage. Biden, who was not the recipient of most of the incoming fire while the first three rounds of the debates, sometimes she was out of the action.
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Still, Biden played down suggestions that he is outdated, of Warren, namely, on the day after the debate, “it’s kind of about the time other people get called into question.”
But Warren’s chief campaign strategist, Joe Rospars, received the attention of Warren, to participate in the debate and to new fundraising reports, which you may note on some of the problems for the Biden – tweeted on Wednesday that “it is rare that we clarify as a lot of real information on a day-to, the state of the Democratic primary-as we did yesterday.”
In the vicinity of the top of the Tuesday debate, two primary rivals — South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota — forcibly took aim at Warren for not directly, you would answer raise taxes on middle-class to implement Americans to pay for you to push, a government-run “Medicare for all” health care system.
To the guests, Biden had this to say on Wednesday: “It is fascinating that the person with a plan for everything and has a plan for each of the most consequential, what are you in this election campaign, in the minds of the American people, on the whole line. And, you know, credibility counts. It is important to you.”
“You’re going to have to tell you the truth, or a question raised, about whether she’s going to be open and honest with the American people,” Biden said. “I don’t want to get Elizabeth Warren, but this is ridiculous. Absolutely ridiculous.”
Biden, who opposes the Medicare-for-all plan a long time for the more progressive rivals such as Warren and sen Bernie Sanders of Vermont, instead of supporting the strengthening of the Affordable Care Act with a public option.
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“The last thing that should be done by the Democrats, is thinking to play (President) Trump the game and try to con the American people to that is simple,”Biden said. “There is nothing easy about you. If you’re going to do it, tell us how you are going to do it. It is in truth to speak.”
Warren’s campaign told Fox News that the senator proposed, “the review of the revenue options, the 2016 Bernie [Sanders] campaign, together with other revenue options.”
Warren further said in the debate, “that I will not sign a bill into law that cut costs for middle-class families.”
In addition, health care, Biden criticized Warren said during the debate that “I think that we [the USA] should be from the Middle East.”
Warren – who sits on the Senate Armed Services Committee appeared to suggest an end to the decades-old U.S. military presence in the volatile middle East. Their comments came move criticised during a discussion of President Trump ‘ s strong, to pull the U.S. troops out of the North-East of Syria.
While Warren has long called for reducing America’s military presence overseas has, her campaign said after the debate was the candidate, only speak to troops about the battle.
“Senator Warren refers to combat troops, but not those stationed in the Middle East in non-combat roles. She believes that we need to end the endless wars. This means that you have a responsibility to work fully, you remove the U.S. troops from combat in the Middle East and with diplomacy, working with allies and partners to ending conflict and suffering in the region,” said the campaign, in a statement.
Biden on Wednesday said he was “frankly surprised” by Warren’s comments.
The former Vice President – who repeatedly touts his foreign policy chops – adding that “I had never even heard of, all say, with any serious background in foreign policy, we should pull out all troops from the Middle East. … I’m not sure what exactly you meant by that.”
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“If you meant to draw our fleet from the Eastern Mediterranean or the Persian Gulf, I think it would be an absolute disaster for American security and American foreign policy.”
Biden repeated his criticism – without a mention of Warren – later on Wednesday, when he delivered a foreign policy address in Iowa.
Fox News’ Tara Prindiville and Allie Raffa contributed to this report.