An analysis of the Senate secretary’s report reveals that former vice president and now-candidate Joe Biden maintained the wage gap between men and women during his 35 years as a senator.
Biden contradicts his intention to close the wage gap, as he wrote in one of his 2015 tweets, in which he emphasized that achieving equal pay for women is “common sense,” said Washington Free Beacon.
“Equal pay for equal work. It’s common sense. It’s also overdue. Let’s close the gap and let’s do it now,” he tweeted.
Thus, women earned on average only 67 cents for every dollar earned by men, and Biden never paid equal salaries to the men and women who served him, according to the same report.
For the analysis, only employees hired during the six months corresponding to any of the periods were considered.
Biden’s campaign has been tinged with several scandals, including his implications as vice president of the United States during the administration of former president Barack Obama, with his son Hunter’s business in Ukraine.
Hunter Biden was hired by the Ukrainian company Burisma and was a member of its board of directors, despite his lack of knowledge and experience in the energy sector in which the company operated, and such hiring could give rise to conflicts of interest, given the high position held by his father.
Biden would also be linked to the firing of a prosecutor who was trying to investigate the Ukrainian energy company that had hired his son Hunter.
“In his own words, with video cameras rolling, Biden described how he threatened Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in March 2016 that the Obama administration would pull $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees, sending Ukraine toward insolvency, if it didn’t immediately fire Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin,” according to The Hill.