Thursday, former Obama White House Deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messina weighed in on the prospects of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) winning the Democratic nomination for 2020.
Immediately after criticizing Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) for digging into his old votes in the Senate, former vice president Joe Biden took aim at votes Sanders took back in the 1990s.
“I find it amazing that we go back and look at statements, most of them taken out of context of 10, 20, 30, 35 years ago. It’s like my going back and pointing out how Bernie voted against the Brady Bill five times while I was trying to get it passed when he was in the House,” Biden said during a Wednesday appearance on Morning Joe. “Or how he voted to protect gun manufacturers as the only group in America you can’t sue.”
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“He’s made up for that,” Biden added.
Morning Joe co-anchor Willie Geist asked Biden about Sanders’s criticism of his record on Social Security. Biden and Sanders have attacked each other over the issue of entitlement spending. Sanders posted a campaign advertisement Tuesday night with a recording of Biden talking on the Senate floor in 1995 about freezing federal spending, including Social Security and other entitlement programs.
“When I argued if we should freeze federal spending, I meant Social Security as well. I meant Medicare and Medicaid. I meant veterans’ benefits. I meant every single solitary thing in the government,” Biden says in the advertisement.
“Well we’ve got some bad news for them,” Sanders tells a crowd in the advertisement. “We are not going to cut Social Security, we’re going to expand benefits.”
Let’s be honest, Joe. One of us fought for decades to cut Social Security, and one of us didn’t. But don’t take it from me. Take it from you. pic.twitter.com/qh7qb1Hmcl
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) January 22, 2020
Geist asked if Biden would cut Social Security benefits if he was elected president. Biden said he wouldn’t cut benefits and defended his 1995 comments as occurring in the context of an impending government shutdown.
“Did you think these attacks from the Sanders campaign are dishonest?” Geist asked.
“What I don’t want to do is start to characterize them. I accept the apology and I hope we’ll argue on the facts,” Biden said.
Sanders apologized to Biden on Tuesday for an op-ed written by Sanders surrogate Zephyr Teachout alleging that Biden has a “big corruption problem.”
“It looks like ‘Middle Class’ Joe has perfected the art of taking big contributions, then representing his corporate donors at the cost of middle- and working-class Americans,” Teachout wrote.
“It is absolutely not my view that Joe is corrupt in any way. And I’m sorry that that op-ed appeared,” Sanders said.
Sanders voted against five versions of the Brady Bill, which mandated waiting periods for background checks on gun purchases, as a representative between 1991 and 1993, two years before Biden’s comments on Social Security.
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As Joe Biden prepares to sit down with MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Breitbart News is highlighting a number of unanswered questions surrounding his family’s culture of corruption.
During Friday’s “Morning Joe” on MSNBC, Joe Scarborough offered some hope to those who draw the ire of President Donald Trump.
Morning Joe co-anchor Joe Scarborough said on Thursday that history “will be bleak” for the children and grandchildren of President Donald Trump’s defenders.
“We do know how history writes this. We know that everyone who defends Donald Trump right now will be exposed. We know Mike Pence will be exposed for what he is. We know that [Attorney General Bill] Barr will be exposed for what he is. We know that all of these characters, Rudy Giuliani, will be exposed for what he is,” Scarborough said. “History, it will be bleak, and their families, their children—their grandchildren—everyone who has their last name will carry that around with them.”
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“Loyalty only goes one way with Donald Trump, and that’s what I find so remarkable here—that all of these people who are going to be called out, I promise you,” he continued.
Scarborough said that Pence should follow the lead of Lev Parnas, the indicted Rudy Giuliani associate who is now speaking out about Trump’s role in withholding military aid to Ukraine. Parnas appeared on The Rachel Maddow Show to accuse Trump of lying about his knowledge of his activity in Ukraine.
“You might as well do what Lev did and come clean,” Scarborough said. “Maybe listen to your wife,” co-anchor Mika Brzezinski said.
Scarborough called Attorney General Barr “corrupt to the core,” saying there was no need to appeal to him to turn on Trump.
“Who are the Howard Bakers that history will remember as men and women of virtue?” Scarborough concluded. Rep. Adam Schiff (D., Calif.) asked a similar question during the initial stages of the impeachment inquiry.
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Thursday, MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough offered up a stern warning for those who are defending President Donald Trump. Scarborough said that history “will be bleak” for anybody who is continuously “lying” for the president over the Ukraine scandal.
Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” network host Al Sharpton reacted to the Democratic debate from the previous night, questioning the strength of the field of candidates.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) on Tuesday floated a conspiracy theory that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) may have “Russian connections.”
Sources told CNN that the speaker “mused that sometimes she wonders whether McConnell has Russian connections” during a closed-door meeting with the Democratic caucus.
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Pelosi criticized McConnell for “acting like a rogue Senate leader” and raised concerns about the Russian hacking of the Ukrainian gas company Burisma.
Over the weekend, Pelosi also said McConnell is an “accomplice” to Russian election interference.
McConnell has faced accusations that he is in league with Russian interests before, including from MSNBC anchor Joe Scarborough, who labeled the senator “Moscow Mitch.” In July 2019, McConnell called such claims “modern-day McCarthyism,” adding that they are “toxic and damaging because of the way [they warp] our entire public discourse.”
“For decades, I have used my Senate seat to stand up to Russia and protect the United States of America. I’m proud of my record,” McConnell added.
Pelosi also said the House will vote Wednesday on a resolution to name managers for the impending impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. The House is also expected on the same day to send the two articles of impeachment to the Senate, which McConnell said will allow his chamber to begin preparations for a full trial. The trial is expected to start early next week.
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