It’s pretty apparent that for even those half paying attention to him, Joe Biden regularly drops this mouth into 5th while his brain is still idling in neutral.
Example: Joementia finally decided to speak out publicly in regards to his ex-staffer Tara Reade accusing the ex-Veep of sexually assaulting her while he was the senior US Senator from the Blue Hen State.
As seen in the transcript and video below, Biden may have thought he would appear on a Democrat friendly network where he would have slow-pitch softballs thrown his way.
To her credit, Mika Brzezinski of MSNBC’s Morning Joe program actually stayed on-topic and wouldn’t allow Biden to weasel out of answering her rather direct and straight-forward questions.
I may be letting the cat out of the bag, but as I’ll emphasize in the transcript, what exactly is the “it was” that you speak of, Joe?
Mika Brzezinski: OK, let’s bring in the apparent Democratic nominee for president, former Vice President Joe Biden. Mr. Vice President, thank you for coming on the show this morning. We have —
Joseph R. Biden Jr.: Happy to be with you.
MB: — a lot we want to ask you this morning. Joe and Willy will join for questions in just a minute on how you would handle this pandemic, the campaign and other news of the day, but at the start, it’s just going to be you and me, and I want to get right to the allegation made against you by Tara Reade.
So, the former Senate aide accuses you of sexual assault. And please, to our viewers, please excuse the graphic nature of this, but I want to make sure that there is no question as to what we’re talking about. She says in 1993, Mr. Vice President, that you pinned her against the wall and reached under her clothing and penetrated her with your fingers. Would you please go on the record with the American people? Did you sexually assault Tara Reade?
JB: No, it is not true. I am saying unequivocally it never, never happened, and it didn’t. It never happened.
MB: Do you remember her? Do you remember any — any types of complaints that she might have made?
JB: I don’t remember any type of complaint she may have made. It was 27 years ago, and I don’t remember, nor does anyone else that I’m aware of, and the fact is that I don’t remember. I don’t remember any complaint ever having been made.
MB: Have you or your campaign — have you reached out to her?
JB: No, I have not reached out to her. It’s 27 years ago. This never happened, and when she first made the claim, we made it clear that it never happened, and that’s — it’s as simple as that.