Bernie Apologizes to Biden After Surrogate’s ‘Corruption’ Allegation

‘I’m sorry that that op-ed appeared…’

Debating 2020 Dems Try to Out-Socialist Each Other 1
Bernie Sanders/IMAGE: NBC News via YouTube

(Claire Russel, Liberty Headlines) Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., apologized to Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden after one of his campaign surrogates published an op-ed accusing Biden of corruption.

The op-ed, written by Zephyr Teachout — who does not have an official role with the Sanders campaign but has endorsed and campaigned for the presidential candidate — stated that “Joe Biden has a big corruption problem.”

Teachout wrote that “Middle Class Joe” “perfected the art of taking big contributions, then representing his corporate donors at the cost of middle- and working-class Americans.”

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

Published in The Guardian, the op-ed accused Biden of “converting campaign contributions into legislative favors and policy positions.”

“Biden has a big corruption problem and it makes him a weak candidate,” Teachout, a law professor, continued. “I know it seems crazy, but a lot of the voters we need — independents and people who might stay home — will look at Biden and Trump and say: ‘They’re all dirty.’”

A new book by investigative reporter Peter Schweizer, released Tuesday, details how at least five members of Biden’s family benefited financially from his powerful position as Vice President.

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

Sanders told CBS News that he regretted Teachout’s op-ed and said that it in no way reflects his views.

“It is absolutely not my view that Joe is corrupt in any way. And I’m sorry that that op-ed appeared,” he said.

Biden responded to Sanders’s comments and said that Teachout’s attacks “have no place in this primary.”

Schweizer’s book also charges that Sanders has his own ethical challenges.

“There are various ways taxpayer money, school money other things that have flowed to the family and have made the Sanders family very very wealthy,” he told Breitbart News.

- Advertisement -


Dems Ramp Up Lockdown Talk Anew, Despite ‘Herd Immunity’ Benchmark

(Headline USA) The U.S. on Monday finally reached President Joe Biden’s goal of getting at least one COVID-19 shot into 70% of American adults---a...

Illinois Gov. Prizker Signs Law Banning ICE Detainer Agreements

Illinois will effectively end immigrant detention and further restrict local law enforcement's ability to cooperate with federal immigration authorities under a plan Gov. J.B....

US Braces for Flood of Afghani Refugees as Biden Expands Eligibility

The Biden administration on Monday expanded its efforts to assist at-risk Afghan citizens fleeing Taliban violence as fighting intensifies ahead of the U.S. military...

Sen. Lindsey Graham Has COVID. Is Joe Manchin’s Houseboat Party to Blame?

(Headline USA) Just two weeks after Texas Democrats fleeing their legislative duties triggered a super-spreader event that led to cases of the deadly coronavirus...

Seattle-Area Christian Mission Asks Supreme Court to Let Them Hire Believers

Seattle's Union Gospel Mission, a Christian non-profit group that aids the homeless, appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday after the Washington Supreme...

Biden Admin Wants to Use Taxpayer Dollars to Provide Attorneys for Illegals

The Biden administration wants to spend millions of taxpayer dollars to pay federal lawyers to represent illegal immigrants seeking asylum in the U.S. According to...

‘Squad’ Says House Will Kill Infrastructure Bill if Demands Not Met

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, said she and the other leftist “Squad” members of Congress would block the $1-trillion bipartisan infrastructure package if Senate Democrats...

12 Politicians Who Got Caught Violating Their Own COVID Rules

(Brad Polumbo, Foundation for Economic Education) Amid widespread panic and alarmism over the “Delta variant” of COVID-19, Mayor Muriel Bowser just reinstated an indoor mask-mandate...

‘Squad’ Urges Treasury Dept. to Revoke Tax Exemption of Pro-Israel Groups

The Marxist "Squad" sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to request that her department review and revoke non-profit status from pro-Israel groups,...
- Advertisement -