Biden frantically backtracks after TMI report
The Democratic nominee's campaign changed course on its austerity rhetoric after we spotlighted controversial comments from a top adviser.
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This morning, we published a story spotlighting Biden’s top aide suggesting to Washington reporters that Democrats will not actually try to implement their promised agenda, and will instead focus on deficit reduction. Before our story came out, the entire political class had said nothing about these wildly disturbing remarks — everyone was in deference mode.
But our story spotlighting the implications of Team Biden’s statements touched off a huge firestorm, with leaders like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez weighing in. Suddenly under pressure, Biden’s campaign has now just issued a statement frantically backtracking. It’s a weak statement, to be sure, but clearly they felt the pressure to respond to our story — and they wouldn’t have had to say anything had we not done the work we do.
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