The Biden campaign, hours before the 11th Democratic debate at CNN studios, tweeted that the candidate would include in his presidential policy many of the plans of rival contenders Bernie Sanders and Senator Elizabeth Warren.
Across the country, middle and working class families are being squeezed by debt. This is a massive problem, and one that we need all of the best ideas to solve. That's why today, I'm adopting two plans from @BernieSanders and @ewarren to achieve this.— Joe Biden (Text Join to 30330) (@JoeBiden) March 15, 2020
Biden said that he was adding Sanders’s idea to make public colleges and universities free for families whose income is below $125,000. “It's a good idea, and after consideration, I am proud to add it to my platform”, Biden said.
Biden similarly supported a Warren plan dubbed “Fixing Our Bankruptcy System to Give People a Second Chance”, stressing that “few people in the country understand how bankruptcy hurts working families more than Elizabeth Warren”.
Later, the former vice president, who was alleged to have been implicated in a corruption scandal involving the Ukrainian energy company Burisma - where his son Hunter Biden was employed - clawed back his positions, gradually excavating himself from what many thought was a political grave unwittingly dug for him by House Democrats who impeached US President Donald Trump.