Joe Biden Warned Brother to 'Watch Yourself' with Business Dealings
Frank Biden urged to be careful during 2020 election campaign
Democrat Joe Biden warned his brother Frank to be careful while conducting business dealings during his 2020 presidential election campaign, according to a new report.
“For Christ’s sake, watch yourself,” Biden cautioned his brother, according to a report in Politico.
“Don’t get sucked into something that would, first of all, hurt you.”
In its report, Politico cited a “person with knowledge of the conversation.”
The outlet said that Biden was “jocular and serious” in his comment to his brother.
Biden’s alleged intention was to protect his brother from “being hurt and vilified” because of his connections to the White House, Politico reports.
Since Biden’s inauguration, questions about members of his family have been raised regarding their business dealings, according to Breitbart.
Republicans have especially questioned his son Hunter Biden’s business deals with China and other foreign countries during the campaign.
Frank was caught up in a scandal this week after reports said he was pictured in an advertisement for the law firm he works for touting his connection with the White House.
Frank Biden’s law firm, The Berman Law Group, promoted his relationship to Joe Biden in an advertisement on Inauguration Day.
“The two Biden brothers have long held a commitment to pushing environmental issues to the forefront; the president-elect has vowed to rejoin the Paris Agreement and wants to set ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets, for example,” the ad read.
Frank is not an attorney, but he is listed on the website of the Berman Law Group in Boca Raton as a “senior adviser” to the firm.
The former vice president’s sibling touted his connection to the commander-in-chief in an inauguration day ad that appeared in Florida’s Daily Business Review, according to CNBC.
A White House official responded to the story by warning that Joe Biden’s name should not be used in any commercial advertisement.
“It is this White House’s policy that the President’s name should not be used in connection with any commercial activities to suggest, or in any way that could reasonably understood to imply, his endorsement or support,” the official told CNBC in January.
The ad makes repeated mentions of Frank and Joe’s relationship.