Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Monday claimed fellow Democratic 2020 candidate Pete Buttigieg “stole” his health care plan.
Reporters asked Biden about Buttigieg’s attempt to appeal to the former vice president’s moderate Democratic electorate. Biden insisted Buttigieg’s health care proposal was his own idea and downplayed the Indiana mayor’s growing support. “No, he doesn’t have the enthusiasm and the moderate—moderate plan,” Biden said. “It’s the Biden plan.”
“What would you have done to me? You would have torn my ears off,” Biden added. “I would be a plagiarizing, no good, old man who did bum bum bum.”