On Thursday, Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden named former Beto O’Rourke campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon as the new manager to head the Biden campaign.
O’Rourke ran on a gun control platform while Dillon was managing his campaign and Biden made clear O’Rourke will “be the one who leads” on gun control in a Biden administration.
The Washington Post describes Dillon as having “deep ties across the [Democrat] Party.” She served as Barack Obama’s deputy campaign manager in 2012, and worked to “create a new non-profit date exchange” for Democrats in 2019.
Dillon volunteered with the Biden campaign prior to becoming campaign manager. Her volunteer efforts began after O’Rourke ended his own presidential campaign.
Biden and O’Rourke share very similar views on gun control, with both men supporting a government buyback of “assault weapons.” O’Rourke began pushing said buybacks in September 2019 and Biden, too, pushed taxpayer-funded, government mandated buybacks of certain firearms.
On November 7, 2019, Breitbart News reported Biden saying:
Folks, look, and I would buy back [assault] weapons. We already started talking about that. We tried to get it done. I think it can be done. And it should be demanded that we do it. And that’s a good expenditure of money.
On March 10, 2020, a Michigan auto worker expressed concern that Biden would take Americans’ guns away if he is elected. Biden responded by looking the auto worker in the eye and saying, “You’re full of sh*t.”
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