Joe Biden lashed out at a voter during a town hall event in Iowa, marking one of the tensest moments the former vice president has faced on the Democratic campaign trail so far.
“You’re a damn liar, man. That’s not true. And no one has ever said that, no one has heard that,” Biden told the 86-year-old man after being asked questions about his role in the Burisma Holdings affair and his age on Thursday afternoon.
Biden’s response prompted the man to push back, saying he heard allegations of impropriety regarding his role in the firing of a Ukrainian prosecutor who was investigating the board of a company that Biden’s son, Hunter, was on.
“You see it on the TV? I know you do. By the way, that’s why I’m not sedentary … The reason I’m running is that I’ve been around a long time, and I know more than most people know, and I can get things done. That’s why I’m running,” Biden said. “And if you wanna check out my shape on, let’s do push-ups together man. Let’s run; let’s do whatever you want to do.”
After Biden’s response earned applause from the audience, he proceeded to deny any allegations that he acted improperly during his time in the White House.
The voter then interjected again, saying he never accused the former vice president of doing anything wrong, which only agitated Biden further.
“You said I set up my son to work in an oil company, isn’t that what you said? Get your word straight, Jack,” Biden said.
WATCH: A tense exchange with a voter at @JoeBiden’s event in New Hampton, IA this morning, where a voter started out by telling Biden he had two problems with him: he was too old, and his son’s work in Ukraine pic.twitter.com/ok7m0ShFPd
— Molly Nagle (@MollyNagle3) December 5, 2019
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