Democrat frontrunner Joe Biden is apparently tiring of the constant vitriol which is flung at him from progressives. Since entering the 2020 presidential election, the former vice president has taken numerous hits regarding his policies, personal conduct, political history and ability to take on President Trump. Left-wing critics maintain that Biden is not up to par, whereas moderates within the Democrat Party are largely throwing their support behind the leading candidate.
On Wednesday, Biden warned that he will be more aggressive if he finds himself on the receiving end of attacks from Democrat candidates at the upcoming primary debate. This update comes from Fox News and marks a stark contrast from Biden’s disposition during last month’s debate. When the former vice president was confronted by Kamala Harris, he seemed very taken aback and adopted a very defensive response to Harris’ questioning. As the stakes get higher in this election, Biden appears ready to take on his in-party competition.
Biden’s Decision to Fight Back
The Democrat frontrunner is currently fending off a multitude of criticisms; these criticisms largely pertain to Biden’s moderate positions on many issues and his work in politics, aside from being former President Obama’s vice president. In spite of ongoing censure, Biden has maintained that he is the best candidate to take on Trump in 2020. Furthermore, Biden also claims that he is “proud” of his past and says other candidates have real skeletons in their own closets.
During a speaking event, the former vice president delivered the following statements:
“If [other Democrat candidates] want to argue about the past, I can do that. I got a past I’m proud of. They got a past that’s not quite so good.”
Biden also noted his service as Obama’s vice president in order to serve as evidence of a moral background. According to Biden, the 44th commander-in-chief “did a significant background check on [him] for months with 10 people.” The former vice president has repeatedly cited his service under the Obama administration, yet Obama still has not come out to endorse Biden or defend him against any attacks.
The Second Primary Debate
The second primary debates will commence on July 30th and July 31st. Biden will face some of the other Democrat contenders on the 31st, one of them being Kamala Harris. Ultimately, only time will tell what the party’s frontrunner is up against and how he will respond to attacks.
Biden may be preparing to take a more aggressive approach, but other Democrats besides Harris are likely to take a shot at him. The former vice president is leading the other candidates, something which places a target on his back. Being moderate in a sea of radical progressives doesn’t really help Biden out amongst a significant wing of his own party.
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