Joe Biden: Democrats Impeaching Trump Will Make Him Harder to Beat in Election
Presidential candidate suggests party impeachment decision was not a good move
Presidential candidate Joe Biden admitted that House Democrats’ efforts to impeach President Donald Trump would make it harder to beat him in the November presidential election.
Speaking to an audience on his campaign trail, Biden also weighed in on his son's role on the board of a Ukrainian gas company Burisma, falsely claiming no one has accused Hunter Biden of any wrongdoing.
In Biden's usual style of incoherent ramblings, he told the audience he is regularly asked if he thinks that Democrats’ impeachment will make Trump harder to beat.
The former vice president said he believed it would.
Biden went on to lie to the audience about Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky:
“Why did he, why, why do you think he is being, why do you think the House indicted him in the first place?"
"Because he picked up the phone, he newly elected prime minister, and said, apparently, based on the evidence that I’ve heard, ‘I’m going to withhold $400 million in aid that your folks need to keep the Russians from killing your citizens unless you announce, you don’t have to do anything, just announce you’re going to investigate Joe Biden,’” the 2020 Democrat added.
But nothing Biden said actually happened, according to the official phone call transcript.
The White House released the transcript of the July phone call last year, which did not show Trump leveraging US aid as part of a quid pro quo - an allegation Democrats cited when pressing forward with the president's impeachment.
Asked if he or his son would consider testifying in Senate impeachment trial as part of any possible witness swap, Joe Biden says, "This is a constitutional issue. And we're not going to turn it into a farce, into some kind of political theater." https://t.co/UHjSh58OUn pic.twitter.com/vGXePBUQce— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) January 22, 2020
Democrats accused Trump of essentially pressuring a foreign power to investigate a political opponent, which does not transpire at all in the transcript.
During Biden's campaign speech, he appeared confused as he reassured the audience that he would have no problem “debating the majority leader, debating Lindsey Graham, debating any of these guys.”
Earlier this week, Biden made another false claim, suggesting that Trump has ties to the Ku Klux Klan (KKK).
The 2020 Democrat was speaking at a church in South Carolina on the eve of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
“We can defeat this moment of hate,” Biden told the Bethlehem Baptist Church in Columbia, SC.
"This president and his — the Ku Klux Klans and the rest of them, they think they’ve beaten us again," Biden declared.