Joe Biden avoided a lot of media scrutiny when he was chosen as Obama’s running mate in 2008. He will not get the same gentle treatment if he runs for president in 2020.
His party has changed radically in the last ten years and some of the things he has said and done in the past will not pass muster with the far left Democrat base.
One of the social justice warriors who writes for CNN is already digging this stuff up:
Biden in 1993 speech pushing crime bill warned of ‘predators on our streets’ who were ‘beyond the pale’
Joe Biden in a 1993 speech warned of “predators on our streets” who were “beyond the pale” and said they must be cordoned off from the rest of society because the justice system did not know how to rehabilitate them.
Biden, then chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, made the comments on the Senate floor a day before a vote was scheduled on the Senate’s version of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act.
His central role in shaping and shepherding the tough-on-crime bill will likely face scrutiny in a Democratic primary should he run for president in 2020. His 1993 comments, which were in line with the broad political consensus to tackling crime at the time, are at odds with a new bipartisan coalition of activists and lawmakers who are trying to undo what they say is a legacy of mass incarceration fostered by that era.
Biden’s word choice could also pose a problem with a new generation of Democrats who view the rhetoric at the time as perpetuating harmful myths about the black community.
See the video below:
NEW: Reviewing Joe Biden's record on crime we found a speech where he said "I don't care" & "it doesn't matter" what the root causes of crime are consensus is criminals needed to be immediately locked up because society doesn't know how to rehabilitate. https://t.co/JA8WJAUAZC pic.twitter.com/JqCk7yP3Bc
— andrew kaczynski (@KFILE) March 7, 2019
Here’s another example where Biden talks about the harshness of his 1991 crime bill and the death penalty for everything but jaywalking.
Want to know what Biden will face in 2020?
— Matt Gorman (@mattsgorman) March 7, 2019
Those are just two examples.
This stuff is not going to be accepted by the radical left and Joe will have a hard time explaining it away.