Joe Biden was recently interviewed on CNN and claimed that he has information on the pasts of his rivals.
He then claimed he has no interest in using it, but some people believe he was making a thinly veiled threat.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Biden warns Democratic rivals he’s got ‘all this information about other people’s pasts’
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.
Watch the video:
During the same interview, Biden said he wants to bring back the individual mandate in Obamacare.
From the Daily Caller:
Biden Vows To Reinstate Obamacare’s Individual Mandate
Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden revealed Friday he would reinstate the individual mandate and penalize Americans who do not obtain health care coverage if he were to win the presidency.
“I think there should be health care for everyone. I have a plan how to do that that’s rational, that’ll cost a hell of a lot less and will work,” Biden told CNN’s Chris Cuomo during an interview…
“Yes, yes, I’d bring back the individual mandate,” Biden replied when Cuomo inquired further about the unpopular penalty.
Biden: "If you provide an option for anybody who in fact wants to buy into Medicare for All, they can buy in… But if they like their employer-based insurance, which a lot of unions broke their neck to get… they shouldn't have to give it up" https://t.co/tDM9CsVNv8 pic.twitter.com/sQw4q65gou
— CNN (@CNN) July 5, 2019
Finally, watch this supercut of the interview. It’s painfully funny.
Biden really brought his A Game to today's CNN interview (ICYMI!) pic.twitter.com/UtMCXeFgrb
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) July 5, 2019