Joe Biden has called for a constitutional amendment to publicly finance elections as he unveils an ethics plan pointed at President Donald Trump. These proposals are to ‘ensure that no future president can ever abuse the office for personal gain,’ the Biden campaign told NBC News ahead of its formal announcement of reforms on Monday. The ban on private dollars, reminiscent of Biden’s first days as a Senator nearly 50 years ago, comes as he has been lambasted by Democrat rivals for his leaning on lucrative fundraising events. The amendment would overturn Citizens United and mean public financing for all campaigns and Biden also proposes to provide cash to match small donations. Amid accusations Trump obstructed justice, Biden will carry out an executive order on his first day in office ‘directing that no White House staff or any member of his administration may initiate, encourage, obstruct or otherwise properly influence specific DOJ investigations or prosecutions for any reason.’ Scroll down for video. The ban on private dollars, reminiscent of Biden’s first days as a Senator nearly 50 years ago, comes as he has been lambasted by Democrat rivals for his leaning on lucrative fundraising events (Biden speaks in Iowa on… Read full this story
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