Biden backtracks after bragging he’d ignore subpoena to testify to Senate

Biden backtracks after bragging he’d ignore subpoena to testify to Senate
Joe Biden (Image via Twitter)

[Ed. – The point that Biden was committing to “obstruction,” of the type Trump is accused of, wasn’t playing so well.  The “clarification,” however, makes for a soundbite that has a superficially reasonable ring to it, but doesn’t bear inspection.]

The former vice president made the initial remarks in a recent interview with the Des Moines Register. His statements come as some Senate Republicans are calling for Biden and his son Hunter to testify in the impeachment trial.

“I want to clarify something I said yesterday. In my 40 years in public life, I have always complied with a lawful order and in my eight years as VP, my office — unlike Donald Trump and Mike Pence — cooperated with legitimate congressional oversight requests,” Biden tweeted Saturday morning. “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.”

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