Vice President Joe Biden released a proposal to fight climate change. Unsurprisingly though, several passages from his proposal seem to be plagiarized from websites and letters from different organizations. This is unsurprising as Biden as a history of plagiarism, it was the big reason why his presidential campaign failed in 1998.
Vice president of CREDO Mobile, a company that also raises money for liberal causes, Josh Nelson, was the first to point out the plagiarism.
In the campaign, Biden talked about carbon capture technology saying,
“Carbon capture, use, and storage (CCUS) is a rapidly growing technology that has the potential to create economic benefits for multiple industries while significantly reducing carbon dioxide emissions.”
But this seems to be lifted from a letter Director Kim Glas of Blue Green Alliance sent to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, which says,
“Carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) is a rapidly growing technology that has potential to create economic benefits for multiple industries while significantly reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.”
The Biden campaign tried to cover their footsteps by saying, “Several citations were inadvertently left out of the final version of the 22-page document. As soon as we were made aware of it, we updated to include the proper citations.”
In 1998, Biden’s presidential campaign failed largely due to accusations of plagiarism. Biden once copied a speech from a UK politician in which he claimed to be the first in his family to graduate college, although he had several relatives who already had degrees. He also plagiarized while he was a student at Syracuse University.