Presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden lashed out at a town hall in Iowa Thursday after an audience member suggested Biden helped his son Hunter get a lucrative job in Ukraine. Hunter Biden had been on the board of a Ukrainian gas company, Burisma, and the Republicans have been spreading debunked conspiracy theories about Hunter’s position. This is a retired farmer from Iowa.
Iowan farmer: “But you, on the other hand, sent your son over there to get a job and work for a gas company that he had no experience with gas or nothing, in order to get access for the president. So, you’re selling access to the president just like he was.”
Joe Biden: “You’re a damn liar, man. That’s not true. And no one has ever said that. No one reported that.”
Iowan farmer: “They’re telling me. I’ve seen it on the TV.”
Joe Biden: “You’ve seen it on the TV.”
Iowan farmer: “That’s all I’ve got for proof, watching TV.”
Joe Biden: “No, I know you do. And, by the way, that’s why I’m not sedentary. I get up and — no, no, let — let him go. Let him go.”
And that was former Vice President Joe Biden, lashing out at the town hall in Iowa Thursday.