Former Vice President Joe Biden struck back against criticism that he is out of step with an increasingly liberal party, saying he does not feel he is too moderate for the party’s base.
Biden was pummeled at Wednesday night’s primary debate by several other contenders who said his plans ranging from health care to criminal justice reform to climate change are not reflective of the demands of an ascendant progressive flank that demands bolder action.
The former vice president defended his plans Thursday and suggested they could help make him more electable, pointing to the 2018 midterms in which several moderates in swing districts were able to flip control of the House.
“It’s not about moving left or right, I think I represent the party. I think my views are where the vast majority of the Democratic Party are,” he told reporters in Detroit.
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