Each of the 2020 Democrats are eager to win their party’s nomination and then face President Trump in the general election. A significant part of making this happen involves taking out the in-party competition.
At this point in the primary election, the leading candidates are Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. While Warren and Sanders are virtually identical on policy matters, Biden has some contrasts with the two other leading Democrats.
The neck-in-neck race between Biden, Warren, and Sanders has prompted new cheap shots at one another. Apparently, Sanders has decided that he’s the king of the working-class and in touch with what working-class Americans want. On Thursday, Sanders slammed the former vice president and declared that Biden’s support amongst working-class Americans is in peril.
Further reports from Fox News confirm that Sanders recently filed the necessary paperwork for the presidential primary in New Hampshire.
Sanders to Biden on Working-Class Americans
Sanders took aim at Biden over the latter’s decision to accept support from super PACs. It’s important to note that the former vice president previously spoke out against PACs; however, Biden rapidly changed his attitude once his campaign became strapped for cash.
When speaking with Fox News, Sanders hit Biden for failing to secure donations from working-class Americans. Sanders, himself, prides his campaign on being driven by “grassroots” efforts and donations.
The self-proclaimed socialist directly censured Biden’s newfound embrace of super PACs, stating that while Biden “is now forced to go to billionaires and multimillionaires to get his funding,” “over a million Americans” donated to the Sanders 2020 campaign with the average donation amounting to $16.00.
Why Sanders is No Ally to the Working-Class
Sanders certainly has a lot to say about Biden’s super PAC support, but this doesn’t mean that he’s any more friendly to the working-class than Biden is.
Remember, Sanders’ own policies are antithetical to the best interests of working people; Medicare-for-All, the Green New Deal, and Housing-for-All are merely a few examples of Sanders-backed proposals which would kill jobs and send taxes through the roof.
If Sanders were truly as in touch with the working-class as he believes he is, he wouldn’t be supporting measures that will decrease individual liberties and decimate access to upward mobility in this country.
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