Biden Swats Down Rival’s Attack

Via The Washington Examiner:

Joe Biden dismissed a jab by 2020 Democratic rival Elizabeth Warren about his enthusiasm for trying to enact legislation in a bipartisan manner.

“I read a speech by one of my — good person — one of my opponents, saying that, ‘You know, Biden says we’re going to have to work with Republicans to get stuff passed.’ I thought, ‘Well, OK — how are you going to do it, by executive order?” the former vice president said at a San Francisco fundraiser Thursday, per a pool report.

“Last time I knew it, a president is not allowed to say, ‘This is how I’m changing the tax structure, this is how I’m changing the environment, this is how —’ you need to actually get a consensus in the constitutional process. And we can unify the country,” said Biden, 77, a Delaware senator for 36 years before two terms as President Barack Obama’s vice president.

His remarks came hours after Warren, a Massachusetts senator, laid into him and another top-tier 2020 Democratic candidate, South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, over what she called delusional thinking about bipartisan cooperation with congressional Republicans.