(Tea Party PAC) – Well, well, well.
Look who just caved.
Former Vice President Joe Biden has now flipped his stance that he would defy any subpoena issued by the Senate to compel him to testify as part of President Trump’s impeachment trial.
During an interview in Iowa on Friday, Biden first said that if he were subpoenaed, he wouldn’t comply.
The reason? Because it would give Trump the chance to “get away.” (Huh? LOL! Like Trump’s just going to jump out the window when no one is looking?)
— Des Moines Register (@DMRegister) December 28, 2019
Well, on Saturday, just 24 hours later, he told an audience in Fairfield, Iowa, “I would obey any subpoena that was sent to me”.
On Saturday morning, Biden had released a statement on Twitter which attempted to clarify his stance after he was rightly criticized for his defiant attitude.
It was perhaps critical comments from rival 2020 candidate Se. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) that changed his mind.
Fox News reporter Madeleine Rivera posted video of Biden’s comments:
In what is his strongest position of the day on this issue, Biden (during a campaign event in Fairfield, IA) says, he would obey any subpoena sent to him. Part of his response here: pic.twitter.com/P2fh12BRNl
— Madeleine Rivera (@MRiveraFoxNews) December 29, 2019
“I would honor whatever the Congress in fact legitimately asked me to do,” Biden told reporters Saturday morning.
When he was asked if he would challenge a subpoena in court, Biden said, “The answer is I don’t think that’s gonna happen to begin with, let’s cross that bridge when it comes. I would in fact abide by whatever was legally required of me, I always have.”
WATCH @JoeBiden clarifies posturing on potential Senate subpoena impeachment trial: “I would honor whatever the Congress in fact legitimately asked me to do.” Asked by @thomaskaplan if he’d challenge subpoena in court Biden said: "Let’s cross that bridge when it comes.” @CBSNews pic.twitter.com/KoNV6QcUBo
— Bo Erickson CBS (@BoKnowsNews) December 28, 2019
Here’s Warren’s comments on Biden:
.@ewarren says if Congress issues @JoeBiden a subpoena in the impeachment trial, he should appear. "He has said he always follows lawfully issued orders, and if there is a lawfully issued order for a subpoena, then he should follow it" (Qs from @KimNorvellDMR & @AsteadWesley) pic.twitter.com/bI84WObmSm
— Zak Hudak (@cbszak) December 29, 2019
Des Moines Register Chief Politics reporter, Brianna Pfannenstiel said of Biden’s colossal flip-flop:
@JoeBiden says here in Fairfield he *would* obey “any subpoena that was sent to me.” He told our editorial board yesterday he would not. He tried to clarify this morning, tweeting that he has previously complied with “legitimate” oversight requests.”
.@JoeBiden says here in Fairfield he *would* obey "any subpoena that was sent to me." He told our editorial board yesterday he would not. He tried to clarify this morning, tweeting that he has previously complied with "legitimate" oversight requests. https://t.co/HlWFW6SiaV
— Brianne Pfannenstiel (@brianneDMR) December 29, 2019