As left wing voters demand answers for things like wealth inequality and argue for the implementation of socialism, The Democratic front runner Joe Biden is raising money by partying with rich people.
Isn’t this against the rules for Democrats? Has anyone told Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren about this?
The Washington Examiner reports:
Biden rubs elbows with billionaires in $34M penthouse
As some of the nation’s wealthiest Democratic supporters sipped wine and overlooked a $34 million view of Central Park in New York City, former Vice President Joe Biden thanked them for funding his rapidly expanding campaign war chest.
“Writing a check to allow me to compete. And you are putting me in a position to be able to compete nationally,” Biden said Monday night before adding that each donation “is essentially saying, ‘I respect this person. I think this person will do a good job.’”
Just beforehand, protesters gathered outside the Upper East Side home of investment billionaire Jim Chanos, chanting that America must “ban fracking now” while waving “Green New Deal” signs. That, however, didn’t seem to faze the nearly 180 Biden donors sprawled across Chanos’ three-story 7,800 sq. ft. large penthouse that also sports a 3,600 sq. ft. patio — or Chanos himself.
“It’s very, very rare that a short-seller gets called the ‘tool of big business,” he joked before introducing Biden.
It sounds like the event really paid off for Biden, too.
FOX Business reports:
Joe Biden has record Wall Street fundraising event in New York City amid protests
The fundraiser, attended by a bipartisan crowd of 180 people, was a wild success, having raised in excess of $500,000, FOX Business has learned. The draw, while still being counted Tuesday afternoon, is said to be a record for a single candidate at a Manhattan residence fundraiser, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter.
Presidential candidates from both parties have been feted by the uber-rich at their Manhattan homes over the years as a way to tap into one of the biggest pools of campaign cash available: That coming from Wall Street, New York’s real estate industry and local celebrities. In 2012, former President Barack Obama made headlines for attending a similar event at the Manhattan townhouse of actress Sarah Jessica Parker, a $40,000-a-person soiree famously dubbed “Checks and the City.”
Don’t be surprised if Biden gets hit from the left on this in the first debate later this month.
This is a hot-button issue for Democratic primary voters.