Joe Biden might know and use a lot of antiquated words like haberdasher, but he seems not to know the difference between a clarification and a repetition.
This morning, the former Vice President tweeted what he called a clarification of his statement regarding his refusal to comply with a Senate subpoena in Pres. Trump’s impeachment trial. Yet his explanation is nothing more than a restatement of his previous position, couched in a pretext of fairness based on his past actions.
But I am just not going to pretend that there is any legal basis for Republican subpoenas for my testimony in the impeachment trial. That is the point I was making yesterday and I reiterate: this impeachment is about Trump’s conduct, not mine.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) December 28, 2019
His claim that there is “no legal basis” for a subpoena is a product of his imagination. Since Trump is being accused of interfering with the 2020 election by asking the president of Ukraine to reopen an investigation of Hunter Biden’s nefarious dealings, Biden’s “conduct” — and in particular his own admitted interference in that very investigation when he was vice president — is indeed germane to the impeachment.
In fact, if Biden has done nothing wrong, why would he be reluctant to testify other than the fact that by doing so he would be committing the same “crime” that Trump has been accused of?