Sanders Torches Biden for Flipping to Support Super PACs

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2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders’ campaign is laying into Joe Biden after the former vice president’s campaign appeared to be opening up to super PACs.

“In this time of crisis in our politics, it is not surprising that those who are dedicated to defeating [President] Donald Trump are organizing in every way permitted by current law to bring an end to his disastrous presidency,” Biden’s spokesperson Kate Bedingfield said.

Biden’s campaign would be flipping from his opposition on super PACS, as his campaign is reportedly going to allow unlimited donations.

This comes at a time that the former vice president garnered $15.2 million in the third quarter, leaving him with $9 million in cash in October.

Sanders’ campaign, however, blasted Biden’s campaign on the super PAC news.

Sander’s campaign manager Faiz Shakir wrote in a statement:

“Joe Biden has spent his campaign promising elite donors that nothing will fundamentally change for them, and he has made clear to fossil fuel and pharmaceutical donors that he will be their ally. As a result, he has had trouble generating significant grassroots support from Americans who are getting crushed by those same big donors — and so his supporters are suddenly begging for help from super PACs, even though they are vehicles for the kind of corporate corruption that Democrats should be fighting to stop. 

Let’s be clear: super PACs exist for one reason and one reason only: to help billionaires and corporations bankroll a presidential campaign with unlimited amounts of money, in exchange for favors. Every Democratic candidate should forcefully reject any help from super PACs — and they should tell their supporters and surrogates to stop engaging with super PACs that aim to buy elections and undermine our democracy.”

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Bidens’ fundraising in the third quarter was a contrast to Sanders’ $30 million in cash and Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Mass.) $26 million.

Asked how he’ll compete against Sanders and Warren with their fundraising, Biden recently said during a CBS “60 Minutes” interview that he’ll “just flat beat them.”

“I’m not worried about being able to fund this campaign,” he said, adding, “I really am not, truly.”

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