(TRIB LIVE) – "I think if you look at Joe's record, and you look at my record, I don't think there's much question about who's more progressive," Bernie Sanders recently said on ABC's "This Week." And, if that's how America sees it, that could be a good thing for Joe Biden as he chases the Democratic Party nomination for president.
Sanders was hoping to make a different point, one that would spotlight him as the candidate who can take the White House for the Democrats in 2020. And the Vermont senator has begun to grind away at Biden, especially now that Biden is outpolling him by 31 points in South Carolina, by double digits in New Hampshire and by 32 points nationally in the latest Hill-HarrisX poll.
Other "progressive" Democrats, equally alarmed by Biden's early lead, also went after him last week. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took a shot at what she thinks is Biden's environmental record.
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The sponsor of the Green New Deal told her supporters, "I will be damned if the same politicians who refused to act then are going to try to come back today and say we need to find a middle-of-the-road approach to save our lives."