There is a more significant point in Biden’s confrontation with a voter who pushed the Ukraine conspiracy, and that is that Joe Biden won’t allow lies to stand.
The 83-year-old voter accused Biden of setting up his son to work in a gas company in Ukraine and selling access to the presidency just like Trump.
Neither of these allegations was true, and Biden wasn’t going to stand there and make nice or offer some talking point answer to obvious lies. Sure, Biden got testy, but only after the voter also challenged his fitness for the presidency.
WATCH: Full exchange b/t voter & @JoeBiden over Ukraine connections & Biden's age. Biden physically challenges the man because he is not "sedentary." It also sounds like Biden said the word "fat" but campaign disputes as the word "fact." pic.twitter.com/ut1Gdbxt5e
— Bo Erickson CBS (@BoKnowsNews) December 5, 2019
Democrats keep saying that they need to take the fight to Trump in 2020, which is true, but they also need a candidate will go toe to toe with Trump and not be placed on the defensive by lies. The mainstream media handwringing and fainting over this clip are overblown.
Joe Biden showed that he has a backbone. Voters will decide if he will be the party’s nominee, but the former vice president showed was Trump is so afraid of him that he got himself impeached trying to stop him. Joe Biden is a fighter, and a clip like this may help him with a segment of primary voters who are looking for a candidate who will throw down with Trump.
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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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