July 31, 2019 - Gillibrand Attacks Biden on Past Positions on Child Care

On night two of the second Democratic presidential debates, Gillibrand cites an article that Biden wrote in 1981 criticizing a bill offering high-income families tax credits for day care, quoting a line from the piece to claim that Biden had argued that mothers working outside the house could lead to “deterioration of the family.” Biden denied that was his view and cited his own experience raising his sons as “a single father” after the death of his first wife. Gillibrand continued to push him to answer for the article, but Biden chose to remind her of her support for him in previous political contests. Gillibrand’s attack, which was scrutinized by fact-checkers, was in line with her attempts to center gender equality and woman-centered policy issues in her presidential campaign.