Biden Accused of Plagiarism in New Climate Proposal, Admits Citations Were Left Out

On Tuesday, former Vice President and 2020 Democrat hopeful Joe Biden’s campaign was forced to address concerns that parts of their recent climate change proposition weren’t properly cited.

Biden’s campaign admitted that “Several citations were inadvertently left out,” while claiming to have amended the issue “As soon as we were made aware of it.”

Although Biden is currently seen as a frontrunner among Democrats looking to challenge Trump in the upcoming election, his campaign has been plagued with scandals and missteps since announcing his candidacy.

From Breitbart:

Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign admitted that some material included in their massive climate change plan was not attributed properly in their document released on Tuesday.

“Several citations were inadvertently left out of the final version of the 22-page document,” the Biden campaign told Business Insider after the campaign ignored conservative mediareports about the potential plagiarism problem. “As soon as we were made aware of it, we updated to include the proper citations.”

Some of the phrasing in the Biden plan exactly imitated language from materials produced by the Blue Green Alliance, the Carbon Capture Coalition, and a clean water group American Rivers.

The plagiarism accusations draw more scrutiny to Biden’s campaign after he ended his 1988 presidential campaign because of plagiarism charges.