At tonight’s debate between the top contenders for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, hedge fund manager Tom Steyer went after former Vice President Joe Biden over a tweet earlier this week by South Carolina State Sen. Dick Harpootlian, a longtime Biden ally and campaign surrogate.
The controversial tweet at issue was posted by Harpootlian on Wednesday, attacking Steyer for paying another South Carolina legislator, State Rep. Jerry Govan, nearly $50,000.
Mr. Money Bags a.k.a @TomSteyer has paid S.C. State Rep. Jerry Govan almost $50,000 for a month worth of work? Is he pocketing the dough or redistributing the wealth? cc: Steyer FEC report
— Dick Harpootlian (@Harpootlian4SC) February 5, 2020