Former vice president Joe Biden earned $200,000 for a 2018 speech during which he praised Michigan GOP candidate Fred Upton, helping him to win, the New York Times reports.
This will sit well with many Democrats because it would appear that Biden put money over party.
NY Times: “But Mr. Biden was not there to denounce Mr. Upton. Instead, he was collecting $200,000 from the Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan to address a Republican-leaning audience, according to a speaking contract obtained by The New York Times and interviews with organizers. The group, a business-minded civic organization, is supported in part by an Upton family foundation.”
“Mr. Biden stunned Democrats and elated Republicans by praising Mr. Upton while the lawmaker looked on from the audience. Alluding to Mr. Upton’s support for a landmark medical-research law, Mr. Biden called him a champion in the fight against cancer — and “one of the finest guys I’ve ever worked with.”
It sounds like Joe Biden is about to disqualify himself from the 2020 presidential campaign. It’s not so much that he took the $200,000. It’s who he was out there defending while taking a hefty sum of money. He sold out the party, just like how he sold out Anita Hill during the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings. He threw her to the wolves.