Biden Says He Was ‘Embarrassed’ for the Senate After Watching Trump’s Legal Team During the Trial

While some Democratic presidential candidates were in Washington, D.C., for the Senate’s impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, former Vice President Joe Biden was campaigning in Iowa.

In an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Wednesday, Biden said he was busy campaigning, but added that he was able to catch a few moments of the trial in reruns.

After watching some clips featuring members of Trump’s legal defense team, Biden said he was “embarrassed for the institution.”

“I have a great respect and reverence for the Senate — for real. And I was embarrassed for the institution. I was there for a long time, Joe, and I never saw anything like that.”

Watch his comments below:

As the Senate trial continued, the impeachment managers and Trump’s defense team got in a heated exchange at one point, prompting Chief Justice John Roberts to admonish them for their rhetoric, as IJR previously reported.

“I think It is appropriate at this point for me to admonish both the House managers and president’s counsel in equal terms to remember that they are addressing the world’s greatest deliberative body.”

The exchange that prompted Roberts’ comments came after Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said that senators who blocked a request to subpoena new witnesses would be participating in a “cover-up.”

That led White House Counsel Pat Cipollone to call on Nadler to apologize for “making false allegations.”


  1. Biden is one to talk – he is an embarrassment everytime he opens his mouth.

  2. Of course, Joe Scarborough would welcome anything anti President Trump. Anyone else think he resembles “Where’s Waldo” character? All he needs is a striped hat.
    At least Biden remembers being in the Senate “for a long time. “. Of course, he did nothing memorable. And as VP he did nothing memorable except get Hunter a cushy job.

  3. That’s just rich Sleepy Senile Joe! The real embarrassment is how YOU used your political power to enrich YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY! When are those investigations beginning?!

  4. well at least the judge reprimanded them all. as for Biden he don’t even know what day it is

  5. biden’s should be embarrassed that the Senate didn’t throw out the absurd impeachment farce and arrest all of the demoCROOK traitors.

  6. Embarrassed for the institution? Biden got it wrong. He should have been embarrassed for Schiff, Nadler, and the House Managers. They were mauled by Trump’s lawyers.

    If yesterday was a preview, Schiff, Nadler, and the House Managers will become fish being shot in a barrel. Trump’s lawyers will have a field day.

  7. Really now Joe Biden? Your embarrassed? You should be, most Americans with a brain can see how you padded the way for a druggie son who BTW was kicked out of the Navy and into a very nice cushy job on the board of directors, thanks to daddy. Isn’t that right Joe.

  8. I’m embarrassed for Biden and his son! Caught red handed!

  9. IF “new witnesses”: are needed NOW, why weren’t they called during the House inquiry and before finalizing the two unconstitutional, groundless articles? Is Nadler wanting the Senate to do the job he and his cronies in the House were not mentally equipped to handle and have FAILED to do?

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