"Joe Biden should be honest with voters and stop trying to doctor his own public record of consistently and repeatedly trying to cut Social Security.".
—Faiz Shakir, Bernie Sanders campaign manager"It's simply a lie, that video is a lie," Biden said at a campaign event in Iowa when asked about his position on Social Security by an attendee.
After Biden's comments, his campaign said the candidate was referring to recent claims by Sanders that Biden has proposed cutting Social Security in the past.
For its part, the Sanders campaign appeared to relish the opportunity to have the issue discussed in detail.
Grim reported in a piece published Monday that Biden has "advocated cutting social security for 40 years.".
"The facts are very clear: Biden not only pushed to cut Social Security—he is on tape proudly bragging about it on multiple occasions," he continued.
In the 2016 election, Donald Trump continually promised to protect Social Security and Medicare. »