During a recent interview with CNN (Campaign News Network for the Dems), Joe Biden let slip that his campaign was collecting dirt on his rivals for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.
“I mean, I get all this information about other people’s pasts, and what they’ve done and not done. And you know, I’m just not going to go there. If we keep doing that — I mean, we should be debating what we do from here,” Biden told CNN in a Friday interview, referring to the crowded field of two dozen White House hopefuls.
In May, Biden, 76, promised not to attack his rivals, saying: “I will not speak ill of any of the Democratic candidates, I will not do it.”
Although Biden said he wouldn’t use the opposition research, he made the comments while being grilled on the scrutiny his past approach to race issues is receiving.
Sen. Kamala Harris of California last week ripped Biden during the opening Democratic National Committee debate in Miami for his opposition to federally mandated busing in the 1970s, a policy aimed at encouraging educational integration. She also took him to task for his remarks about working with known segregationists in the Senate at the same time. –Washington Examiner
Was Biden’s thinly veiled threat directed at the candidate who attacked him during the first Democratic debates on MSNBC? Since the debate, Harris has moved up in the polling to second place behind Creepy Joe.
Kamala Harris has frequently been accused of sleeping her way to the top. Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, who is 31 years older than Harris, admitted to having an extramarital affair with the Democrat presidential candidate, and confessed that his connections helped Harris to launch her political career:
I’ve been peppered with calls from the national media about my “relationship” with Kamala Harris, particularly since it became obvious that she was going to run for president. Most of them, I have not returned.
Yes, we dated. It was more than 20 years ago. Yes, I may have influenced her career by appointing her to two state commissions when I was Assembly speaker.
And I certainly helped with her first race for district attorney in San Francisco.
The former San Francisco mayor recently joked about their relationship, making it clear that he was not in love with her:
“Sure, I dated Kamala Harris. So what?” I thought that little item would put the issue to rest.
Six months ago, it would have been just a chuckle among us locals. Harris’ emergence at the front of the presidential pack turned it into something that pundits from here to the Beltway parsed from every angle.
Did I say that besides me helping her, she helped me? I honestly don’t think I would have made it through my first grueling run for mayor without her smarts and support.
She loved me, and I loved me. It was a perfect relationship.”
Shortly after his comments confirming their affair, Brown trashed the chances of his former mistress defeating President Trump as the Democratic candidate in the general election:
“Harris got all the attention for playing prosecutor in chief, but her case against former Vice President Joe Biden boiled down in some ways to a ringing call for forced school busing. It won’t be too hard for Trump to knock that one out of the park in 2020.
Brown said none of the candidates are “ready for prime time”:
“Trump must have enjoyed every moment and every answer because he now knows he’s looking at a bunch of potential rivals who are still not ready for prime time.”