Joe Biden said Sunday that even though he was the last top-tier Democratic candidate to call for President Donald Trump’s impeachment, “I’m the reason there is impeachment going on.”
The former VP slammed Trump for asking foreign governments to investigate him and his son Hunter — despite there being no evidence of wrongdoing on the part of either Biden — at an event in Iowa, saying that the President is leading the “most corrupt administration in modern American history.”
Biden also pledged a White House free of conflicts if elected.
“I can tell you now, if I am your president next president I’m going to build on the squeaky clean transparent environment that we had in the Obama Biden White House, and no one in my family or associated me will be involved in any foreign operation whatsoever. Period. End of story.”
Trump faces an impeachment probe in the Democratic-led House over his urging the Ukrainian President in a July phone call to investigate the Bidens. That phone call led to a whistleblower complaint that in part alleges Trump withheld US aid to Ukraine over the matter. The President has denied doing anything improper.
The former VP added that in his administration no family member would have an office in the West Wing or sit-in on meetings as if they were a Cabinet member — a clear shot at the Trump White House.
Earlier Sunday, Hunter Biden announced he would resign from the board of a Chinese-backed private equity company at the end of the month.