The Democrats are desperately working to avoid the pitfalls they experienced during the 2016 election, but it doesn’t quite seem to be working.
First of all, there’s Hillary Clinton, who was largely considered to be a persona non grata in the Democratic Party after her actions during that fateful contest. Clinton, a former Secretary of State, was caught colluding with the DNC in order to rig the primary elections against Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
This controversy came on the heels of a bizarre episode in which now-disgraced former FBI Director James Comey let Clinton off the hook after she was found to have maintained an illegal and unsecured secret email server meant to hide her business from the government…while working for the government.
Clinton has refused to take the hint, however, and continues to interject herself into the 2020 contest in spite of her unpopularity.
Now it seems as though James Comey is falling into the same scenario.
“Voted in first Dem primary to support party dedicated to restoring values in WH. I agree with @amyklobuchar: We need candidate who cares about all Americans and will restore decency, dignity to the office,” Comey tweeted. “There is a reason Trump fears @JoeBiden and roots for Bernie. #Biden2020.”
Comey’s endorsement was quickly and cleverly rebuked by the Biden campaign.
But Biden campaign rapid response director Andrew Bates essentially rejected the endorsement from a figure who remains polarizing within the Democratic Party, despite his outspoken criticism of Trump.
“Yes, customer service? I just received a package that I very much did not order. How can I return it, free of charge?” Bates tweeted.
Biden is currently amassing heavy support from within the Democratic establishment, who seem united and hellbent on the idea of stifling their own constituents’ support of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
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