Biden opposes legalizing marijuana because he said it might be a "gateway drug," despite the fact. [73][74][75] Beto O'Rourke, Cory Booker and Kamala Harris, who both suspended their campaign months before, also endorsed him. We are strong and great because of our diversity. ", Biden has vowed to "get tough" with China on an array of issues, including building a "united front of US allies and partners to confront China's abusive behaviors and human rights violations.". Here's everything we know about the candidate and how he stacks up against the competition. [140] The plan called for the US to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 or earlier, and help coal workers to transition into jobs created from a clean-energy economy. A spokesman from Biden's campaign was pleased with the exchange. [30], In March 2018, Politico reported that Biden's team was considering a number of options to distinguish their campaign, such as announcing at the outset a younger vice presidential candidate from outside of politics,[31] and also reported that Biden had rejected a proposition to commit to serving only one term as president. Chris Wallace of Fox News Sunday called Biden's acceptance speech "enormously effective" and said he "blew a big hole" in Trump's characterization of the candidate as being "mentally shot. [26], The organization was criticized by some, who felt it was created too early and that Democratic effort should be spent on the 2018 midterm elections. Subscriber June 2020: Biden says he doesn’t support defunding the police following calls to do so after Floyd’s death. Biden wants to lower the age of Medicare eligibility from 65 to 60. That Biden campaign logo looks like someone in his campaign saw the raft of women in the field, and wanted to trick people into thinking they were supporting a woman. Sign up for Yahoo Life’s daily newsletter, Most people with COVID-19 develop symptoms: Study, How Louisville can still get justice for Breonna Taylor, ‘Anybody else lose a 'nobody'?’: Zach Braff invites people to share tributes to loved ones who died of COVID-19, Join us for the Resilience 2020 Town Hall Event, Generations of my family couldn't vote. However, social media users mocked the logo for looking as though it was promoting a candidate named "Jo," as well as its general design. Trump welcomes 'Sleepy Joe' Biden to the 2020 race by insulting his intelligence and bashing Democrats' 'very sick & demented ideas', Joe Biden's 2020 announcement seized on images of Charlottesville violence to declare a battle for the soul of the nation, Joe Biden is running for president in 2020, warning that another term of Trump would tarnish America's soul forever, Joe Biden says he told Obama not to formally endorse him. [25][26], The PAC was created by Matthew Graf of Rock Island, Illinois, and Collin West of East Moline, Illinois. [141] On September 4, 2019, during a CNN climate change town hall, Biden said he does not support banning fracking for natural gas, distancing himself from some of his Democratic presidential rivals, but said he would ban new fracking permits and evaluate existing ones to determine their safety. ', Bill Gate's Yacht Is Literally A Floating Mansion, Most people with COVID-19 develop symptoms, study finds, What is a courtship? [176][179], The scandal resulted in Trump's impeachment on charges of abusing the power of his office and obstructing Congress,[180] and his ultimate acquittal by the Senate. [49] Biden's fundraising came from 128,000 unique contributors, equivalent to that of Beto O'Rourke's campaign, but about 40% lower than that of Bernie Sanders, who had 223,000 unique contributors in the first 24 hours of his campaign. Twitter user @gabebergado joked that it was for YouTuber JoJo Siwa (shown below, right). Biden's website says his plan to tackle COVID-19 has five basic elements: "(1) test-and-trace, (2) sufficient personal protective equipment (PPE) for all, (3) science-based treatments and vaccines, (4) steps to reopen safely and effectively, and (5) protecting those at high-risk, including older Americans.". 1985: Biden praises Sen. John Stennis, a staunch opponent of civil rights, and compares him to Stonewall Jackson. The Senate denied this request, saying personnel files are "strictly confidential".