President Donald Trump went after former Vice President Joe Biden Monday night at a Pennsylvania rally. Trump and his supporters on cable news have been quick to accuse Biden of abandoning his people in Pennslyvania, but Biden’s actual story might not help Trump out.
“’He left Scranton!’” Biden said, quoting Trump’s attack, New York Times reporter Jonathan Martin tweeted.
“I did, I was 10 years old, man,” Biden continued. “My dad left for a reason [Trump] couldn’t possibly understand. He left when coal died and there were no jobs…”
and here’s @JoeBiden at a fundraiser in FL tonight swinging back at Trump >
“’He left Scranton!’” Biden said, quoting Trump. “I did, I was 10 years old, man. My dad left for a reason [Trump] couldn’t possibly understand. He left when coal died and there were no jobs…”
— Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) May 21, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
When Biden was in office he was frequently referred to by locals as Pennsylvania’s third Senator due to his loyalty to the state and family and friends still living in the state. Indeed, he founded the Biden Institute and Biden School of Public Policy & Administration in Delaware, where he served as the official senator. But Biden also began the Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement at the University of Pennsylvania as well.
Rep. Ted Lieu: Impeachment is coming — and so is a Democratic president
Donald Trump recently called “impeachment” a “dirty, filthy, disgusting word,” but his continued stonewalling of legitimate congressional oversight requests are moving more and more House Democrats to embrace that “filthy” concept. That was the very point made by Rep. Ted Lieu of California, a progressive Democrat who sits on the House Judiciary Committee during our recent conversation on “Salon Talks.” That committee would be the starting point for an actual impeachment inquiry of the president.
New report targets 15 House Democrats who ‘deserve’ progressive primary challengers
As progressive candidates continue to announce their intentions to oust corporate Democrats, a new report names 15 House Democrats to unseat in primary challenges.
Published Monday by the left-leaning group RootsAction, the new report is entitled Bad Blues: Some of the House Democrats Who Deserve to Be 'Primaried.'
The list, the report notes, "is by no means exhaustive—only illustrative."
"There may well be a Democratic member of Congress near you not included here who serves corporate interests more than majority interests, or has simply grown tired or complacent in the never-ending struggles for social, racial, and economic justice as well as environmental sanity and peace," the report notes. "Perhaps you live in a district where voters are ready to be inspired by a progressive primary candidate because the Democrat in Congress is not up to the job."
It’s Biden vs rest of Democrats in 1st 2020 debate clash
For Democrats seeking to challenge Donald Trump in 2020, the rubber meets the road in Miami this week, where Joe Biden will defend his frontrunner status as presidential candidates finally square off face to face.
Americans are bracing for the nation's biggest political debate since the slugfests of 2016, a two-night showdown beginning Wednesday with 20 Democrats vying for a breakout moment that could showcase their talents, or see them stumble on the world stage.