Former Vice President Joe Biden may be on the top of the democratic heap at the moment, but that certainly hasn’t insulated him against criticism…even from within his own party.
Biden has been in the public eye for decades, having completed a lengthy career in the Senate before being anointed VP during the Barack Obama years. During these years Biden has made a name for himself in more ways than one, having been a well-known gaffe machine long before his time as “Creepy Uncle Joe”.
The latter accusation has forced Biden onto his heels in 2019, as the #MeToo movement looked to skewer the longtime diplomat over his inappropriate groping of several women and young girls.
Now, however, Biden is facing a new accusation – plagiarism.
Former Vice President Joe Biden is coming under fire over fresh plagiarism allegations after his presidential campaign was forced to update its climate platform amid complaints that the team lifted lines from at least five outside sources without proper credit.
Republicans reacted by accusing Biden of the same offense that famously hampered his 1988 presidential campaign.
President Trump, tweeting from Europe, drew attention to the story Wednesday and called it a “big problem.”
“Plagiarism charge against Sleepy Joe Biden on his ridiculous Climate Change Plan is a big problem, but the Corrupt Media will save him,” Trump said.
And this is far from the first time that Biden has faced such charges.
“This is not Joe Biden’s first brush with plagiarism,” said the RNC’s Steve Guest. “During his 1988 campaign, Biden plagiarized campaign speeches from British Labour Party leader Neil Kinnock as well as Robert Kennedy. During law school, Biden plagiarized, too.”
Biden’s campaign attempted to spin the issue as a simple case of mistaken omission…a charge that many aren’t buying.
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