Report: Biden Gives ‘Elizabeth Warren-Type Speech’ At Fundraiser


Vice President Joe Biden showed up a closed-door fundraiser in Columbia, S.C. on Friday and, to hear CNN tell it, gave an interesting speech.

One attendee told CNN that Biden delivered “an Elizabeth Warren-type speech” about the struggles of the county’s middle class. Biden spoke for over 30 minutes to a crowd of prominent local attorneys, Democratic activists, and current and former elected officials, according to CNN.

Biden “talked about how the system was rigged against the middle class,” one attendee told CNN. Additionally, CNN reported, “three sources there [said] that Biden said the fraying of middle-class economic security did not begin during President George W. Bush’s terms, but earlier, in the ‘later years of the Clinton administration.'”


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