Joe Biden short-circuits after being asked routine question about presidential frontrunner, Bernie Sanders pic.twitter.com/1sq7IbEs7f
— Nathan Bernard (@nathanTbernard) January 22, 2020
Seventy-seven-year old Joe Biden had an unexpected reaction when pressed by a reporter on the campaign trail in Iowa about a days-long feud between him and Bernie Sanders.
Per The Western Journal:
The 2020 Democratic candidates have been going back and forth over the issue of Social Security, with Sanders accusing Biden of previously supporting cuts to the entitlement program.
Indeed, Biden did say in 1995 that he wanted to freeze all federal government spending — including spending on Medicare and Social Security, according to The Wall Street Journal.
On Monday, Zephyr Teachout, a law professor and Sanders campaign surrogate, published an Op-Ed in The Guardian that claimed Biden “has a corruption problem.”
“It looks like ‘Middle Class’ Joe has perfected the art of taking big contributions, then representing his corporate donors at the cost of middle- and working-class Americans,” she wrote.
Teachout went so far as to accuse the former vice president of putting his donors’ interests above his constituents.
Sanders eventually apologized for the op-ed.
Although Biden accepted the apology, their détente has ended, with the Sanders campaign reverting to its original attacks on Biden’s record on entitlement reform.
Let’s be honest, Joe. One of us fought for decades to cut Social Security, and one of us didn’t. But don’t take it from me. Take it from you. pic.twitter.com/qh7qb1Hmcl
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) January 22, 2020
I’ve been fighting to protect — and expand — Social Security for my whole career. Any suggestion otherwise is just flat-out wrong. pic.twitter.com/KWIIJgFqGk
— Joe Biden (Text Join to 30330) (@JoeBiden) January 22, 2020
Following a campaign event in Mason City, Iowa, CBS’ Ed O’Keefe asked Biden why he was still “attacking” Sanders.
Biden had a bizarre reaction. See the video in its entirety below:
WATCH: After a campaign event in Mason City, Iowa, @joebiden reacts to @edokeefe‘s question about his ongoing feud with @berniesanders: “Calm down, it’s okay.” https://t.co/a2hmMbnjnf pic.twitter.com/ymOMWRR2zP
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 22, 2020