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Politics Joe Biden dismisses Sanders' claims he can't energize voters: 'I don't respond to Bernie's ridiculous comments'

20:48  04 january  2020
20:48  04 january  2020 Source:   foxnews.com

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Bernie Sanders , I -Vt., after the latter questioned his ability to energize voters before the 2020 presidential election. " I don ' t respond to Bernie ' s ridiculous comments ," Biden told the press Friday. He was responding to a question about Sanders questioning the former Delaware senator's

Bernie Sanders — who has reignited his presidential campaign in the weeks since a heart attack put his political “ He brings into this campaign a record which is so weak that it just cannot create the kind of excitement Joe Biden and the Bernie Sanders campaign are talking to a lot of the same people.”

Former Vice President Joe Biden took a shot at Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., after the latter questioned his ability to energize voters before the 2020 presidential election.

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders at the Democratic presidential debate at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California, on December 19, 2019.© Mike Blake Former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders at the Democratic presidential debate at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California, on December 19, 2019.

"I don't respond to Bernie's ridiculous comments," Biden told the press Friday. He was responding to a question about Sanders questioning the former Delaware senator's judgment on the Iraq War.

When a reporter asked if Biden had any concerns about Sanders' own thoughts on foreign policy, he again avoided direct comment.

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Bernie Sanders , saying, in contrast, that he is “a realist.” Speaking to the Concordia Summit on public-private partnerships in New York City, Biden mentioned The vice president continued by saying that it’ s in the interest of employers to compensate their employees well so they can go out and buy the

Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event on Friday in Independence, Iowa. Biden ' s campaign did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com when asked about the apparent contradiction. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders slammed what he called a 'dangerous escalation' that puts the United States

“You’re not going to get me in a fight with Bernie. Bernie's got enough baggage," Biden said.

SANDERS RIPS BIDEN'S RECORD AS 'SO WEAK' IT WON'T CREATE 'EXCITEMENT AND ENERGY' TO DEFEAT TRUMP

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Their comments came as Democrats came closer to the Iowa caucuses in February. National polling has typically shown Biden as the frontrunner with Sanders coming in second or third.

According to RealClearPolitics' polling average, Biden maintained a 10 point lead over Sanders (29.4 percent versus 19.4 percent).

In an interview with The Washington Post published Thursday, Sanders appealed to primary voters to look past Biden's "perceived electability" and instead focus on voters' "appetite for sweeping change."

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Vice President Joe Biden offered effusive praise for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders Monday, lauding Hillary Clinton' s chief " I don ' t think there' s any door to open," he said when asked if he was closing the door fully on a 2016 bid, adding that even if Sanders ekes out victories in

Considering how Joe Biden exploited China for personal financial gain, this position by a democrat presidential candidate is likely not going to age well. I don ’ t know a single solitary one who would not change places with the problems the President of the United States has versus the problems they have.

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“It’s just a lot of baggage that Joe takes into a campaign, which isn’t going to create energy and excitement,” Sanders told The Post. “He brings into this campaign a record which is so weak that it just cannot create the kind of excitement and energy that is going to be needed to defeat Donald Trump.”

Fox News' Joseph A. Wulfsohn contributed to this report.

Dems should celebrate Sanders’ and Warren’s conscious uncoupling .
In the hours before Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are set to take the final debate stage before the Iowa caucuses in February, what began as a mutual protection pact between the two progressive candidates for president has devolved into a he-said, she-said war of the far-left worlds. To which I say, it’s about time. And if you’re a supporter of either Warren or Sanders, or any other Democrat for that matter, you should welcome this development with open arms. The sooner there is a strong frontrunner in the Democratic primary, the better positioned he or she is to take on President Trump.

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