With Democratic candidates dropping like flies this week, it’s time for the so-called “top tier” to being ripping each other to shreds.
Failed Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke officially became failed presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke yesterday, announcing that he would be ending his 2020 run prematurely. In addition, Senator Kamala Harris has openly admitted that the Iowa Caucuses are her last-ditch effort to gather support, closing down several campaign offices and laying off a great many of her staffers.
Furthermore, the mainstream media has announced what they believe to be the “top tier” of candidates – essentially sinking the chances of anyone outside of that cabal.
This has led to some veritable nastiness between those deemed worthy of continuing on.
For former Vice President Joe Biden, his main concern is Senator Liz Warren and her “Medicare for All”; an exorbitantly expensive bit of legislation that Warren herself has only now explained she’ll pay for it.
Biden isn’t buying it.
Biden said, “She’s making it up. Look, nobody thinks it’s $20 trillion. It’s between 30 and $40 trillion. Every major independent study that’s gone out there, that’s taken a look at this, there is no way — even Bernie, who talks about the need to raise middle-class taxes, he can’t even meet the cost of it.”
That quote came from a Biden interview on PBS in which the former VP was asked directly about Warren’s plan.
Biden has been ceding ground to Warren as of late in the race, being overtaken by the Massachusetts Senator in Iowa and national polling alike.
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