Former Vice President Joe Biden appeared on “The View” on Friday and claimed that he was very proud that he and Ex-President Barack Obama had never experienced a “single whisper of scandal.”
“I’m incredibly proud to have served with him,” Biden said. “The thing I’m proudest of is we were each in a different part of the country and we were each talking to groups of people that were being televised. Purely coincidentally we said the same thing. We were asked what are you proudest of from your administration? You know what I said — he said the same thing as I did. No one single whisper of scandal. That’s because of Barack Obama.”
However, there were reports of multiple scandals during the Ex-President Obama years in the White House that included paying the Iranian government millions in secret cash, allegations that Department of Justice officials under Obama attempted to hack Sharyl Attkisson’s personal devices, as well as a scandal that involved the Internal Revenue Service’s alleged targeting of conservative groups.
It is possible Joe Biden was just talking about his own experience during the eight years his administration held the office, in which case he would be ignoring one very recent scandal. He is facing accusations of inappropriate touching and other unwanted actions from at least one person, something the potential presidential candidate denies.
“In my many years on the campaign trail and in public life, I have offered countless handshakes, hugs, expressions of affection, support and comfort. And not once — never — did I believe I acted inappropriately. If it is suggested I did so, I will listen respectfully. But it was never my intention,” Joe Biden claimed in a statement at the time, as The Associated Press reported.
Former Nevada Assemblywoman Lucy Flores said that she raised the accusations at this time due to the fact that Joe Biden was considering running for president in 2020.
“The reason why we’re having these conversations about Vice President Joe Biden is because he’s considering running for president,” Flores told Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
Joe Biden officially announced his candidacy for the presidency on Thursday, taking the time to attack the President for his response to the 2015 violence in Charlottesville.
“We are in the battle for the soul of this nation,” he said in the video announcement. “If we give Donald Trump eight years in the White House he will forever and fundamentally alter the character of this nation. And I cannot stand by and watch that happen.”
The former vice president was officially endorsed by Democratic Sens. Chris Coons of Delaware, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania and Doug Jones of Alabama few hours after his announcement.