By The Associated Press and Nextar Media Wire
Published: 15 May 2020 / 09:31 CDT
/ Update: 15 May 2020 / 09:31 CDT
Joe Biden (AP Photo / Susan Walsh, file)
Atlanta (AP) – Democratic candidate Joe Biden says if he wins the presidency, he will not use his power to pardon Donald Trump or stop investigations by Trump and his allies.
Biden told MSNBC on Thursday, “The president can’t do anything, he can decide the case or adjourn the case.” “This is a breach of duty.”
The former vice president made the remarks in response to a voter who asked him on Lawrence O’Donnell’s “Last Word” show if he “pardoned Donald Trump on the pretext of healing countries and promised not to withdraw Gerald Ford.”
Before giving a lengthy explanation of his position, Biden replied, “I am committed,” that the president must allow the judiciary to function without hindrance.
Ford became president in 1974, when Richard Nixon resigned threatening not to break up. Ford later pardoned his predecessor before filing a criminal complaint regarding the Watergate theft. Ford lost the 19ord6 presidential election.
Trump arrested Trump in December on charges of attempting to take congressional funding from Ukraine in exchange for officials there to insult Trump Biden. The Senate released him in a party-line vote around February.
Biden O’Donnell added to the show that voters who believe a former Senate official who accused him of sexual harassment in the early 1990s should probably not vote for him in November.
“I think they should vote with their heart, and they believe in Red, but they probably won’t vote for me,” Biden told O’Donnell. “I wouldn’t vote for me if they believed in Red.”
Biden denied Reed’s claim that he was attacked in the Senate hallway two years ago. Biden, who has twice been in the Senate for 36 years as vice president, said he did not like Red at all.
He said women who claim harassment or abuse should be “taken seriously”, but the bill “should be thoroughly checked in any case”. He noticed “changes” in Reed’s account over time.
In 2012, Reid was among several women who accused Biden of touching them in a way that made them feel uncomfortable, but none of the statements at the time included allegations of assault. In March, Red brought the new councilman woman forward with more explicit allegations against the former vice president.
“It’s totally, completely, completely unusual and the idea of attacking a woman in a public place in the hallway, I mean, under any circumstances, I promise you, never happened,” Biden said.
The prosecution did not turn Biden’s path as a respected Democratic candidate, but it was an embarrassing situation for the 77-year-old, who was in favor of naming a woman as her husband and often described her work as a top sponsor of violence against women.
Many Republicans have tried to reinforce the Red story and called it hypocrisy for Biden and other Democrats to use the “believing woman” mantra in the #Metor era, when Christine Blazey Ford accused Supreme Court Justice Brett Cavanaugh of sexual abuse as a teenager.
Trump, however, did not go as badly as Biden as he usually did to save the opponent. Dozens of women have accused Trump of various levels of harassment and insults, a charge he has denied.
During the closing parts of the MSNBC show on Thursday night, Biden appeared on screen with Democrat Stacey Abrams of Georgia, a man believed to be considering becoming a female vice president. Abrams is one of the most advanced black women in the Democratic Party, although she lost her position as governor of Georgia in 2018.
Abram and Beadon praised each other for discussing the right to vote and access to the ballot due to the coronavirus epidemic.