Op-Ed: Independents may not like Biden, but they abhor Trump. Too often, the liberal mind-set rejects the notion that a politician may not be perfect, but they believe they are our best option. — Eric Trump (@EricTrump) February 6, 2019
The former vice president and his campaign have come under fire in recent weeks after a series of gaffes and a new scandal involving his son, Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer while he was a part of the president’s campaign.
Though several Democratic candidates have criticized him for being too close to the president, he’s still winning the endorsements of several centrist Democrats he’d be competing against if the election were to come down to the wire.
“I endorse Joe Biden because he has my vote,” said state Sen. Steve Litzio (D), who is running against Warren and is running on a platform of “fighting for the American workers and workers’ families.”
“I’ve been voting for Joe Biden for a long time,” said state Rep. Scott Avedisian (D), one of the leaders of the California congressional delegation. “I believe what he has to say and how he says it. He’s going to continue to fight for the workers and workers’ families.”
The only Democrat on the presidential primary stage, Warren has come under fire from some of her most liberal backers for having a long and storied history of taking on big-money interests in the pharmaceutical industry. Biden has spoken out against her proposals for breaking up big banks and for instituting a wealth tax, which he argues would make it harder for those with money to “buy” the political system.
The progressive left has rallied around Warren and attacked Biden. “He’s no socialist, he’s no communist,” tweeted Bernie Sanders, a former rival for the Democratic nomination, while Warren herself has argued that “it is far past time to break up the big corporations and Wall Street” and has taken shots at Biden for his opposition to her plan.