Former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks during a rally, Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Biden's campaign revives Democratic splits on foreign policy

May 02, 2019 - 3:48 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden touts his foreign policy credentials as key to his 2020 presidential campaign, but his emphasis gives new life to some old fault lines in Democratic politics.

Some of his more liberal rivals are giving voice to progressive foreign policy advocates who want the U.S. to place less emphasis on military intervention and more on the world's economic and social order.

Biden drew rebukes from Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and others for saying in Iowa that China is not a serious threat to the United States.

Sanders also is hitting Biden for his 2003 vote in support of the Iraq invasion.

Biden supporters think those differences are less important than the former vice president's experience and how he can match up against President Donald Trump.

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