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Ryan and Booker Temper Attacks on Biden, Urge Democratic Unity

Ryan and Booker Temper Attacks on Biden, Urge Democratic Unity(Bloomberg) — Two Democratic presidential hopefuls walked back their attacks on front runner Joe Biden as they faced questions Saturday about their previous statements on the former vice president.Representative Tim Ryan of Ohio, who this week said he’s lost faith in the front-runner’s ability to beat Donald Trump, and New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, who spent weeks criticizing Biden’s record on race, both said their goal is to win back the White House.“I have some concerns with a lot of the candidates,” Ryan said at the New Hampshire state Democratic Convention in Manchester. “It was a comment that I made and I’m not backtracking from it, it is a concern you’re hearing from a lot of people.”But Ryan, who has languished in the low single digits in polls and failed to qualify for the third debate next week, said to reporters at the event that he isn’t concerned about Biden’s age, after telling Bloomberg on Thursday that he doesn’t have faith that a “declining” Biden can defeat Trump.When pressed to explain, Ryan cited “a lack of clarity” when Biden articulates his positions. Asked about whether such attacks threaten Democratic unity, Ryan said the party has a common goal.‘Unifying Force’“There is a very unifying force in this world for Democrats and he is the current occupant of the White House,” Ryan said.In his call for unity in Manchester, Booker offered up a veiled swipe against rival Bernie Sanders of Vermont.“We Democrats have to be careful,” Booker said in prepared remarks. “I don’t care who our nominee is, but we cannot tolerate Democrats who turn against other Democrats and try to tear us down.”Booker’s remarks were seen as directed at Sanders, who refused to wholeheartedly back Hillary Clinton after she won the nomination in 2016.Booker, who trails the top-tier candidates at 2.5% in a recent average of polls by RealClearPolitics.com, was asked later by reporters to explain his call for unity after repeatedly faulting Biden on race issues, including calling him “an architect of mass incarceration” for working on the 1994 tough-on-crime legislation.“I think pointing out differences is OK,” Booker said. “I’m talking about what we’ve seen in the past election where you had Democrats literally, even after the primary was over, trying to tear down the nominee of our party.”Sanders was widely criticized by Democrats in 2016 for not being sufficiently supportive of Clinton after she won the nomination. While Sanders eventually backed her, aides and allies complained his tone was begrudging and didn’t help bring his supporters on board.To contact the reporters on this story: Misyrlena Egkolfopoulou in Manchester at megkolfopoul@bloomberg.net;Jennifer Epstein in Manchester at jepstein32@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Matthew G. Miller at mmiller144@bloomberg.net, Steve GeimannFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



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2020 candidate Tim Ryan leads gun control caravan to Mitch McConnell

2020 candidate Tim Ryan leads gun control caravan to Mitch McConnellDemocratic presidential hopeful Tim Ryan said that Mitch McConnell needs to call the Senate back into session "immediately."



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Tim Ryan explains he 'wasn't protesting' by not putting his hand on heart during anthem at Democratic debate

Tim Ryan explains he 'wasn't protesting' by not putting his hand on heart during anthem at Democratic debate"Congressman Ryan wasn’t protesting and didn’t mean to make any statement last night in Detroit," read an email from the Ohio lawmaker's campaign.



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Tim Ryan: Democrats will 'lose 48 states' on a 'Medicare for All' platform

Tim Ryan: Democrats will 'lose 48 states' on a 'Medicare for All' platformRyan called the "Medicare for All" proposals a "potential disaster" for the party.



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AOC 'should treat Nancy Pelosi with respect,' says Trump — but Paul Ryan was 'a terrible speaker'

AOC 'should treat Nancy Pelosi with respect,' says Trump — but Paul Ryan was 'a terrible speaker'President Trump on Friday weighed in on the rift between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and four outspoken freshman congresswomen in her Democratic caucus. He also lashed out at former House Speaker Paul Ryan.



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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi takes back honorary office Paul Ryan gave to Mike Pence

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi takes back honorary office Paul Ryan gave to Mike PenceDon't cry for the vice president. As the president of the Senate, he will still have space on that chamber's side of the Capitol.



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Why Paul Ryan drives the Twitterverse crazy

Why Paul Ryan drives the Twitterverse crazySpeaker Paul Ryan’s valedictory to the House of Representatives Wednesday perfectly encapsulated all the reasons progressives on social media find him infuriating — almost as infuriating as they find Donald Trump, but for precisely the opposite qualities.



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How Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke came undone

How Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke came undoneHe arrived on a horse for his first day on the job and was welcomed at the Interior Department by an honor song. Zinke's departure is unlikely to be so ceremonial.



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President Trump's cabinet shake-up continues: Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke out amid ethics cloud

President Trump's cabinet shake-up continues: Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke out amid ethics cloudZinke, a former Montana congressman, faces numerous investigations looking into whether he used his office for personal gain.



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Ryan Zinke To Step Down One Day Before Dems Get Oversight Powers

Ryan Zinke To Step Down One Day Before Dems Get Oversight PowersInterior Secretary Ryan Zinke has often said that he's not afraid of a fight.



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