Faiz Shakir, campaign manager for Bernie Sanders, attempted to get in on the Joe Biden pile-on that occurred at last night’s debate and slammed Biden over the 1994 crime bill:
The '94 crime bill was poorly constructed. It led to increased incarceration rates. In order to pass it and get Democratic votes, the bill included a ban on assault weapons and the Violence Against Women Act.
Joe Biden wrote that damn bill!
— Faiz (@fshakir) August 1, 2019
This would be the same bill that Bernie voted for:
— Jesse Lehrich (@JesseLehrich) August 1, 2019
And it would be the same bill that Bernie once bragged about on his website:
And Bernie Sanders voted for it and campaigned on it in 2006, saying it made him "tough on crime".
It was on his web site. https://t.co/KeBDH6Ffit
— Zac Petkanas (@Zac_Petkanas) August 1, 2019
And this leaves out Bernie’s record on guns which most Dems can’t stand:
Bernie voted for it. Biden authored the Violence Against Women Act and led the charge on including the assault weapons ban. Biden has been taking on the NRA for a long time. Perhaps you all should sit this one out. https://t.co/JSVBY1x5Wd
— Symone D. Sanders (@SymoneDSanders) August 1, 2019
Oh, it’s going to be great when Bernie and Joe are on the same stage at the next debate.