Biden Again Asked About Hunter and Again Deflects

Posted: Feb 20, 2020 12:00 PM
Biden Again Asked About Hunter and Again Deflects

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Joe Biden, for once, didn't have a terrible debate Wednesday night. At least for his standards. He managed not to make any major gaffes.

Per usual, he didn't make his way to the spin room where he'd be greeted by a sea of reporters and tough questions. He instead appeared on MSNBC directly after leaving the stage. But at the end of their discussion, anchor Brian Williams mentioned his Burisma scandal. It was Biden's son Hunter's work for the corrupt gas company Burisma Holdings while he was VP that prompted President Trump's chat with the Ukrainian president about corruption, and the subsequent whistleblower complaint that led to Trump's impeachment. Democrats obsessed over Trump's phone call, but Republicans kept pointing the narrative back to the Bidens and the unanswered questions about their ties to Burisma.

"You chose not to engage," Williams told Biden Wednesday night. "We don't know the Biden family story from Joe Biden." So, he offered the VP to set the record straight.

"You guys know for a fact that what they said about me are flat lies," Biden responded. "You won't run the ads that Trump has put forward and the millions of dollars in negative ads."

He said that the impeachment trial essentially acquitted him too.

"Every single person who testified said I did my job well," Biden continued. "I did what the American policy was...not a single person said I did anything other than what was honorable. Period."

"And I'll be darned if I'm going to play the president's game which he is an expert. Which is to decide that what you're going to do is take the eye off what he did, and put it on something that has nothing to do with whether he did his job."

Senate Republicans, he continued, acknowledged that they "lied" about him. 

"I'm going to beat this man like a drum in the debates," Biden predicted. "I want to debate him about corruption. Talk about corruption. This is the most corrupt president in history."