MUST READ: Politico Slams Biden For FALSE CLAIM About Social Security Video & Notes Biden Has Repeatedly Pushed Cuts
|David Sirota||Jan 19|| 54|
Politico just published a report spotlighting how Joe Biden deliberately misled voters in his effort to personally attack Bernie over Social Security. The story notes that Biden’s record repeatedly trying to cut Social Security "is “politically damaging” in Iowa “in the closing days of a campaign where Biden is counting on older voters.” So Biden is attacking Bernie with what Politico calls a “false claim” — a claim that Bernie “doctored” a video. Politico explicitly notes the video in question “was not doctored.”
Here is the key excerpt:
Joe Biden accused Bernie Sanders’ campaign Saturday of issuing a “doctored video” to attack him over Social Security, A FALSE CLAIM that ratcheted up the tension between the two campaigns in the run-up to the Iowa caucuses.
“Let’s get the record straight,” Biden said at Simpson College here. “There’s a little, doctored video going around ... saying I agreed with Paul Ryan, the former vice presidential candidate, about wanting to privatize Social Security.”
But the video in question — of Biden’s 2018 remarks to the Brookings Institution think tank — was not doctored by Sanders, whose campaign this month stepped up criticisms of Biden’s record on Social Security.
Read the whole story here, then watch this video of Joe Biden proudly bragging about his repeated efforts to cut Social Security.
Bern after reading,