Biden Defends His Son’s Work in Ukraine During 2020 Dem Debate: ‘My Son Did Nothing Wrong’

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2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden was confronted about his son’s previous work in Ukraine during the fourth 2020 Democratic debate.

The debate held in Ohio on Tuesday night brought out a question regarding the former vice president’s son’s work in Ukraine. It was a question he probably would’ve seen coming, as an exclusive interview with his son, Hunter Biden, was aired the day of the debate.

Earlier on in the debate, Biden was confronted by CNN’s Anderson Cooper about the topic:

“President Trump has falsely accused your son of doing something wrong while serving on a company board if Ukraine. I want to point out there’s no evidence of wrongdoing by either one of you. Having said that, on Sunday, you announced that if you’re president, no one in your family will be involved in any foreign businesses. My question is: if it’s not okay for a president’s family to be involved in foreign businesses, why was it okay for your son when you were vice president?”

Biden offered a response in which he defended his son’s foreign work.

“My son did nothing wrong. I did nothing wrong,” the former vice president said, adding, “I carried out the policy of the United States in rooting out corruption in Ukraine and that’s what we should be focusing on.”

Biden later declared that the focus should be about President Donald Trump.

“He doesn’t want me to be the candidate,” Biden said, adding, “He’s going after me because he knows if I get the nomination, I will beat him like a drum.”

See Biden’s comments below:

During Hunter Biden’s interview with ABC News, he admitted to having “poor judgment” in joining the board of a foreign company during his father’s vice presidency, as IJR reported.

The elder Biden was pressed about his son’s remark. He responded that his son’s “statement speaks for itself.”

As IJR previously reported, the 2020 Democratic hopeful declared on Sunday that if he was elected, “No one in my family will have an office in the White House, will sit in on meetings as if they’re a Cabinet member, will in fact have any business relationship with anyone that relates to a foreign corporation or a foreign country. Period.”

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Charles
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“My son did nothing wrong. I did nothing wrong,” If he did nothing wrong, why did you pledge, if elected, to not allow any member of family to work for a foreign government? It would seem that you think that is ‘wrong’. Of course, you will lie about everything.

ron
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Joe you say hunter did nothing wrong, so why are you afraid to have this company investigate? You also say IF you become president none of your family members will have dealings with foreign companies. So why was it ok for hunter to deal with Ukraine and china when you were vp? You could have said then it was wrong. Is it now you got caught with your hand in the cookie jar. If it is wrong now it was wrong then. That is the liberal stands on everything these days. Whatever you did in your past you are responsible… Read more »

Captain Snowflake
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And Michael Jackson never had plastic surgery or molested little kids…….

WellHungChad
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Your son may have done nothing wrong (according to Congressional standards. In the private sector it’s regarded as conflict of interest), Creepy Joe, but YOU did. Threatening to withhold financial aid to interfere with Ukraine’s legal process as you openly admitted to, IS illegal. You also interfered with a US – Ukraine anti-corruption treaty; which is also illegal.

Tom Bodine
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Biden is done and has a coke head for a son, not bad little rhyme huh ? 😂

william jackson
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More BS from the Gaffmeister!

Sherri
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He sold us out. Biden, not his son, received 900K. He’s corrupt, a criminal.

Craig
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Indeed, your son may have done nothing wrong with respect to Ukraine, but we can draw reasonable inferences about whether you did in order to benefit him.

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