Joe Biden said he was angry because Sen. Lindsey Graham knows that there is nothing to investigate, and he was embarrassed for Graham.
The former vice president said, “They’re asking Lindsey Graham. They have him under their thumb on that. They know that he knows that if he comes out against Trump, he’s got a real tough road for reelection, number one. I am disappointed. I am angered by the fact that he knows me. He knows my son. He knows there’s nothing to this. Trump is now essentially holding power over him that even the Ukrainians wouldn’t yield to, “investigate Biden” even though there is nothing to investigate about Biden or his son. Lindsey is about to go down in a way that I think he’s going to regret his whole life…I say Lindsey, I’m just embarrassed for you.”
Biden tells @donlemon he's "embarrassed by" Graham's actions after senator asks Pompeo to turn over docs related to Hunter and Ukraine
"Lindsey is about to go down in a way that I think he’s going to regret his whole life," Biden says, adding Trump is "holding power" over him pic.twitter.com/sjNjQV7Ogp
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) November 22, 2019
Lindsey Graham’s “investigation” is going to go nowhere. Graham isn’t going to get the wall to wall television coverage that impeachment is getting. It will be surprising if any network covers Graham’s hearings.
Sen. Graham is trying to give credibility to Donald Trump’s baseless smears of Joe Biden. If Ukraine won’t do Trump’s dirty work, Lindsey Graham will.
If Graham is willing to try to keep Trump in office with a bogus investigation, imagine what he will do to obstruct if Biden is elected president.
There was a subtle change in the argument from Biden at the last Democratic debate. The former vice president is arguing that he is candidate who can get more Democrats elected to the House and Senate.
The language about working with Republicans is vanishing as the Biden campaign realizes that the Republican that they used to know doesn’t exist anymore.
Joe Biden is angry, and he is fighting the Republican smear campaign.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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