Why so touchy, Joe?
The former Obama VP switched into full on assault mode when asked a simple, straightforward, very mild question by Peter Doocy of Fox News related Biden and son Hunter’s dealings with the Ukraine.
Doocy’s question “Mr. Vice President, how many times have you ever spoken to your son about his overseas business dealings?” triggered a hostile response from Joe Biden, who started yelling at Doocy, pointing a finger at him and railing him for asking what should be a very direct, easy-to-answer question.
Here’s a transcript:
PETER DOOCY: Mr. Vice President, how many times have you ever spoken to your son about his overseas business dealings?
JOE BIDEN: I have never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings.
DOOCY: And so how do you know —
BIDEN (pointing a finger at Doocy throughout his answer): And here’s what I know, I know Trump deserves to be investigated. He is violating every basic norm of a president. You should be asking him the question, why is he on the phone with a foreign leader? Trying to intimidate a foreign leader, if that’s what happened, that appears to be what happened, you should be looking at Trump. Trump’s doing this because he knows I’ll beat him like a drum. And he’s using the abuse of power and every element of the presidency to try to do something to smear me.
Watch the clip for yourself here:
Here's a longer video of the entire Joe Biden encounter with reporters from a different angle:
What do you think?
Was Joe Biden bullying Doocy?
Why is he so touchy about the question, anyways?
Does Biden's hostile response to Doocy give more reason to believe the Biden family has done some sketchy undertakings in the Ukraine?
The Washington Times has more to say on Joe Biden's bristly response to Doocy's question:
Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden was visibly upset over the weekend when Fox News’ Peter Doocy asked him about his son Hunter Biden’s business dealings in Ukraine.
The 2020 presidential hopeful bristled and demanded to be asked “the right questions” while campaigning in Iowa.
“Mr. Vice President, how many times have you ever spoken to your son about his overseas business dealings?” Mr. Doocy asked, a reference to allegations of profiteering in Ukraine.
President Trump was also accused by a government whistleblower of pressuring Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate the matter.
Townhall gave more insight:
During Saturday's Steak Fry at the Iowa State Fair, former Vice President Joe Biden snapped at Fox News' Peter Doocy for not "asking the right question."
The Fox News reporter asked Biden about a whistleblower's claims that President Donald Trump repeatedly pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Hunter Biden, who sits on the board of directors of a Ukrainian gas company. The claims came from a whistleblower,
"Here's what I know. I know Trump deserves to be investigated. He is violating every basic norm of a president. You should be asking him the question. Why is he on the phone with a foreign leader, trying to intimidate a foreign leader, if that's what happened? It appears that's what happened," Biden told Doocy. "You should be looking at Trump."