David Krayden | Ottawa Bureau Chief
Democratic presidential nomination front-runner Joe Biden was running away Wednesday from any mea culpa in his latest plagiarism controversy. The former vice president is pointing his finger at his campaign staff for coming up with a climate change plan that wasn’t always original.
Biden blames his staff after being caught plagiarizing again: “Look, they made a mistake, they corrected it, they acknowledged it, and they let me know about it. And the outfits that some of the language came from support the plan.”
”I think you’re going to see from the campaign an acknowledgment of exactly what happened and what it did. You know, it’s uh, I think it’s uh … Look, they made a mistake, they corrected it they acknowledged it, and they let me know about it. And the outfits that some of the language came from support the plan.”
The mistake that his staff made was lifting passages from documents produced by other environmental groups and inserting these into Biden’s plan to fight global warming that he released this week. The $6.7 trillion project is in line with the Green New Deal popularized by New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez but is more frugal than the congresswoman’s deal that could reportedly cost $93 trillion over 10 years. (RELATED: Joe Biden 2020 Parody Website Is Tricking People Into Thinking It’s The Real Thing)