In his latest slip-up, former Vice President Joe Biden said Monday that he was a Democratic candidate for the United States Senate and told voters to support the other Biden in the race if they didn’t like him.
Biden of course, is running for president, and there is no other Biden in the race.
“My name is Joe Biden. I’m a Democratic candidate for the United States Senate. Look me over, if you like what you see help out, if not, vote for the other Biden,” the former vice president said at the South Carolina Democratic Party’s First in the South Dinner.
Joe Biden: "My name is Joe Biden. I'm a Democratic candidate for the United States Senate…if you don't like me, you can vote for the other Biden."
Joe Biden is running for… Senate? pic.twitter.com/7EcO3ajAOu
— Jessica O’Donnell (@heckyessica) February 25, 2020
Of course, the only other Biden who has been widely in the news is no candidate for anything, and certainly no candidate for president. Though Biden served as a senator from Delaware for more than 30 years before being sworn in as vice president in 2009.
Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden attracted widespread media scrutiny for his questionable business dealings with overseas nations at the heart of the recent impeachment trial against President Donald Trump. Democrats charged Trump with holding nearly $400 million in military aid to Ukraine in exchange for our eastern European ally launching investigations into the Biden family’s shady dealings with a Ukrainian energy company with a reputation for its corruption.
While his father dictated U.S. policy towards Ukraine, Hunter Biden served on the board of the Ukrainian gas company Burisma earning more than $50,000 a month despite having no prior experience in the industry. A Federalist analysis of Hunter Biden’s pay reveals that the former vice president’s son was being showered in excess compensation by Ukrainian executives.
Joe Biden’s latest gaffe in South Carolina comes just days before the critical southern primary that will likely decide the fate of Biden’s presidential campaign on Saturday. After losing the first three contests by wide margins, Biden is depending on South Carolina to be his “firewall” to reclaim his frontrunner status that has since been lost to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders who has so far swept the first few contests.
According to Real Clear Politics’ latest aggregate of polls, Biden still holds a first-place lead with nearly 27 percent support in the Palmetto State. Sanders is still behind with almost 22 percent followed by billionaire Tom Steyer who has nearly 15 percent and former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg with nearly 10 percent.
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