In an interview with the Des Moines Register on Friday, 2020 Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden said that if the Senate serves him with a subpoena to testify at President Trump’s impeachment trial, he’ll refuse to comply with the legal demand.
In a stunning admission that essentially invalidates any complaint Biden might have about Trump’s own refusal to cooperate with Congress, Biden said that his testimony would only distract from the allegations against the president. He said that testifying would draw the media’s eye away from Trump’s supposed wrongdoing, which is apparently now a legitimate reason to defy a congressional subpoena.
“What are you going to cover?” Biden said. “You guys are going to cover for three weeks anything that I said. And (Trump’s) going to get away. You guys buy into it all the time. Not a joke. Think what it’s about. It’s all about what he does all the time, his entire career. Take the focus off. This guy violated the Constitution. He said it in the driveway of the White House. He acknowledged he asked for help.”
After facing some blowback for that answer, Biden tried to clarify his position the next day on Twitter. Except…he basically said the exact same thing.
“I want to clarify something I said yesterday. In my 40 years in public life, I have always complied with a lawful order and in my eight years as VP, my office — unlike Donald Trump and Mike Pence — cooperated with legitimate congressional oversight requests,” Biden tweeted. “But I am just not going to pretend that there is any legal basis for Republican subpoenas for my testimony in the impeachment trial. That is the point I was making yesterday and I reiterate: this impeachment is about Trump’s conduct, not mine.”
Well, this isn’t a clarification of any kind. This is just you telling us that YOU, not the Senate, are in charge of deciding what’s relevant to the impeachment trial and what isn’t. You’re essentially saying that you’re above the law, which is EXACTLY what Democrats have been saying about President Donald Trump!
Joe Biden is terrified that the media spotlight will ever truly focus on whatever was going on with him, his son, Ukraine, and Burisma. You have to wonder why…