Joe Biden Snaps, Lays Hand on Voter: ‘Go Vote for Someone Else’ - WATCH
2020 Democrat gets aggressive with man who says he plans on voting for him in November
Former Vice President Joe Biden snapped at a voter in Iowa Tuesday, before laying a hand on the man and telling him to "go vote for someone else."
The Democratic presidential hopeful was asked by the man - who declared that he plans to for Biden in November if he wins the nomination - how his plans for energy infrastructure align with his environmental policies.
“I’m going to support you if you win the nomination because we got to get rid of Trump but what are we going to do about climate change?” the Dem voter asked Biden.
“Now, you say you are against pipelines, but then you want to replace these gas lines, that’s not going to work,” the man added.
“No, no, no,” Biden responded as the man continued saying: “We gotta stop building and replacing pipelines.”
Biden appeared to take offense at the question, putting his hand on the voter’s chest and gently pushing him away, while telling the man: “Go vote for someone else.”
The man appeared to express shock with his facial gestures over Biden's response.
Ex-VP Biden then pointed his finger into the stunned man's chest, declaring: “You’re not going to vote for me in the primary."
“I’m going to vote for you in the general if you treat me right,” the man responded.
“Yeah, I know,” Biden responded, before adding: “Well, I’m not,” presumably saying he won't "treat" the man "right."
Biden then continued to get confrontational with the man for several moments after the initial meeting.
A man in Iowa asks Joe Biden to stop supporting the building of new pipelines. Joe Biden tells him to go vote for someone else and then starts accusing him of voting for Bernie Sanders. Actually, the man says, he's voting for Tom Steyer. Very awkward. pic.twitter.com/OOuGiypED8— Zaid Jilani (@ZaidJilani) January 28, 2020
In an awkward moment in the encounter, the voter said he actually supported Democrat presidential candidate Tom Steyer but will back Biden if he wins the nomination.
After the clip went viral, Steyer responded to Biden’s actions and comments.
Hi @JoeBiden,— Tom Steyer (@TomSteyer) January 28, 2020
This is no way to treat an Iowan. He said he'd vote for the Dem in the general b/c he knows how important it is to beat Trump.
We need immediate action on climate. If you don't agree, happy to talk @ debate.
But don't take it out on voters we need to win in Nov. https://t.co/gG6UTDGL15
“Hi @JoeBiden, This is no way to treat an Iowan," Steyer tweeted.
"He said he’d vote for the Dem in the general b/c he knows how important it is to beat Trump.
"We need immediate action on climate. If you don’t agree, happy to talk @ debate.
"But don’t take it out on voters we need to win in Nov.”
This isn't the first time Joe Biden has flipped when asked about his policies.
On the campaign trail in August, Biden was filmed venting his frustration toward an Iowa college student after she asked him a question about gender.
As Neon Nettle reported at the time, Biden was approached by a field staffer for Turning Point USA, who asked him, "How many genders are there?"
"Pardon me?" Biden replied before he was asked the question again.
"There are at least three," he responded.
The student then asked him, "What are they?"
Seemingly frustrated, Biden quipped "Don't play games with me kid," before reaching out and physically grabbing her arm and saying, "By the way, the first to come out for marriage was me."