Biden Blasts Warren After She Takes His 2020 Lead: 'We’re Not Electing a Planner'
Presidential hopeful falls behind maid Ukraine controversy
Former Vice president Joe Biden basted fellow 2020 candidate rival Sen. Elizabeth Warren after she swiped away his lead in the Democratic primary contest.
Biden, who is currently bogged down by controversy amid revelations of suspicious dealings his son, Hunter Biden, had with a Ukrainian energy company, took aim at Warren in New Hampshire on Wednesday.
“We’re not electing a planner,” Biden said
“I’ve been there. I know what it takes to get it done.”
Biden was referring to Warren's catchphrase, "I have a plan for that" after she released a series of policy proposals, mostly focusing on anti-corruption measures.
But Warren is still yet to release her healthcare framework.
Warren is now leading Biden by an average of 0.2 percentage points, according to RealClearPolitics data.
It also previews predicted clashes between the pair at next week's October debate in Westerville, Ohio.
Biden, who read from a teleprompter in Manchester, told the crowd he planned to stick with his usual stump speech, but Tump's behavior justified a different address.
Biden also called for President Donald Trump to be impeached during a town hall in Rochester, NH Wednesday.
“With his words and his actions, President Trump has indicted himself by obstructing justice, refusing to comply with the congressional inquiry."
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"He’s also convicted himself in full view of the world and the American people, Donald Trump has violated his oath of office, betrayed this nation and committed impeachable acts.”
Biden Ukraine controversy
Investigative reporter John Solomon said on Fox News's "Hannity" on Wednesday that the U.S. government was aware Ukraine was planning to investigate the activities at Burisma Holdings, the energy company Hunter Biden was a board member of.
The report comes after the Democrats accused Trump of threatening in July to withhold foreign aid to Ukraine unless the Ukrainian government investigated Biden's role at the company."
"The U.S. government had open-source intelligence and was aware as early as February of 2019 that the Ukrainian government was planning to reopen the Burisma investigation," he claimed.
"This is long before the president ever imagined having a call with President Zelensky," he added, noting Petro Poroshenko was still Ukraine's president at that time.