Biden, Sanders trade fire on Social security

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The democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden locked in a growing feud over the defeat of the trombone, reaction, and analysis on ‘the Five.’

EXETER, N. H. – A smoldering feud between 2020 rivals Bernie Sanders of Vermont and former Vice-President Joe Biden on Sanders’ allegations that Biden had long advocated cutting Social security, broke into a verbal fistfight on Saturday, as Biden Sanders ” campaign video called “a lie” and “doctored tape”, while the Sanders campaign accused Biden of “try to go to the doctor in his own public record”.

Sanders has repeatedly argued, this election cycle, that Biden pushed had during his years as a senator from Delaware and later as Vice-President for two terms under President Barack Obama, to weaken Social security. Biden has repeated the claims denied.

A video tweeted from the Sanders campaign hours before the Tuesday included the Prime-time Democratic presidential primary debate in Iowa a clip of Sanders from a recent CNN interview, said: “Joe Biden was talking on the floor of the Senate about cutting Social security.” It is an old C-SPAN clip of Biden in the Senate, then say: “When I argued that we should block government spending, I said that Social security, as well.”


Campaigning in Iowa on Saturday, Biden pushed back.

“It is simply a lie, the video goes around,” he said. “This is doctored a tape. And I think it is, and I’m in denial on the search for his campaign, but not yet.”

Sanders ‘ campaign manager Faiz Shakir responded hours later, charging in a statement that “Joe Biden should be honest with the voters and stop trying to go to a doctor in his own public repeatedly and consistently tries to cut Social security.”

“The facts are quite clear: Biden engines not only for cutting Social security-he is on tape, the boast of proud of it on several occasions,” Shakir added. “The vice-President must stop dodging questions about his record and begin to explain why he pushed so aggressively to slash one of the most important and successful social programs in American history, millions of Americans rely on to survive.”

Sanders has not forgotten his dispute with Biden on Social security at campaign events in New Hampshire on Friday. But he did turn up the volume on his pitch for women voters in the first-in-the-nation primary state.

Democratic presidential candidate sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, speaks to the crowd in front of the Portsmouth women’s March in Portsmouth, NH on Jan. 18, 2020

Sanders’ comments on the Portsmouth-women-March, and at a town hall event in Exeter, came four days after the populist senator collided on stage at Tuesday’s debate in Iowa with other progressive and 2020 nomination rival, Sen. Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts, about sexism, and whether or not he told her that a woman couldn’t win the presidency.


“We are together in this,” said Sanders in a short speech before the March in Portsmouth.

“Men, if you think the right to abortion, if you think that equal pay for equal work is not just a women’s issue, you are absolutely wrong,” said Sanders. “It is a human Problem, and the men were with the women.”

Sanders did not take part in the March in Portsmouth. Instead, he went to Exeter, where he promised more than 1,000 people gathered in the high school” that I nominate to never any individual to the Supreme court or other Federal courts, which are not 100 percent pro-Roe v. Wade.”

On Friday, the Sanders campaign with two new TV Spots in New Hampshire. In one of the ads, the senator, his commitment to the rights of women rises, and warned that under the Republican President Trump “the rights of women under fire.”

Sanders’ at the rally in Portsmouth, a late addition to his schedule was an appearance. Reporters were not informed until Friday night. The campaign tells the coast that the organizers of the event had invited the senator — but each seemed pleased with his appearance.

Portsmouth Democrats chair Laurie McCray told Fox News that “the women’s brands, in my opinion, should be for, by and about women and the issues important to you are. It should not be used as platforms for political candidates.”

McCray endorsed Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand earlier in the 2020 presidential cycle, but they remained neutral, since the New York Democrat, ended her White house bid in late August.


Sanders’ illumination of the rights of women comes less than a week after his clash with Warren in the debate on a controversial CNN report that Sanders had private Warren said in a December 2018 to meet a woman that will not be realistic President in the year 2020. The meeting took place as both lawmakers were everyone is gearing up to the White House-deals.

“Well, as a matter of fact, I didn’t say it,” Sanders insisted, participate in the debate, when he denied clearly that the conversation has taken place.

Warren said that she does not agree with the idea that a woman candidate could not defeat, the President of trump in November, the General election.

“Bernie is my friend, and I’m not here to try to fight with Bernie,” she also explained that, before you say it was important, the topic of sexism “head on.”


But at the end of the debate, Warren’s hand refused to shake Sanders’, as the two senators had a brief, heated conversation in which both of the candidates a liar, shouting at each other. To discuss the salvos on the debate stage, both candidates have refused, the showdown, and Sanders doesn’t bring it holds up to its Portsmouth, or Exeter.

The fireworks shattered the non-aggression Pact between the two. And the clash brings gender back into the spotlight and opens up Sanders to accusations of sexism. This, after the independent senator earlier in this cycle, a controversy about the claims of sexual harassment by some of his male employees on his 2016 presidential campaign survived.

Fox News’ Madeleine Rivera and Rob DiRienza contributed to this report.

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