Joe Biden FALSELY accuses Bernie Sanders campaign of releasing doctored video

Mail Online | 1/18/2020 | Keith Griffith For;Associated Press
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Joe Biden has falsely accused Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign of using a 'doctored video' to question his record on supporting Social Security and Medicare.

'There´s a little doctored video going around ... put out by one of Bernie´s people,' Biden told supporters on Saturday in Indianola, Iowa, referring to a clip from a speech he gave in 2018.

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'I'm looking for his campaign to come forward and disown it,' Biden continued, pointing to his 2020 campaign proposals designed to shore up Social Security. 'But they haven't done it yet.'

The video in question, circulated on Twitter by a top Sanders adviser, is real, and matches the official transcript of the event word-for-word. The Biden campaign did not immediately return a request for comment from

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However, the short clip omits Biden's larger argument over how the House Speaker Paul Ryan handled the 2017 tax cuts and subsequent budget debates.

A separate Sanders adviser included a transcript of Biden's remarks in the video clip in a separate campaign newsletter. He added other, more extended video, of Biden as a U.S. senator in 1995 and presidential candidate in 2007 explaining his support for a more austere federal budget, including putting Social Security and Medicare 'on the table.'

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Responding to Biden´s remarks Saturday, Sanders campaign manager Faiz Shakir said, 'Joe Biden should be honest with voters and stop trying to doctor his own public record of consistently and repeatedly trying to cut Social Security.'

'The facts are very clear: Biden not only pushed to cut Social Security -- he is on tape proudly bragging about it on multiple occasions,' Shakir said in a statement.

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'The vice president must stop dodging questions about his record, and start explaining why he has so aggressively pushed to slash one of the most significant and successful social programs in American history, which...
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