Former Vice President Joe Biden may still be riding high from Super Tuesday and all those dropouts and endorsements from his former competitors, but he has yet to face the music over his Ukraine scandal. When Biden was vice president, he led the anti-corruption campaign in Ukraine while his son Hunter was sitting on the board of Burisma Holdings, a corrupt Ukrainian gas company. Many, many Republicans have demanded answers out of Biden and reminded Americans about the scandal throughout the U.S. Senate impeachment trial of President Trump. Several GOP leaders demanded that Biden or Hunter testify. Just this week the Senate will vote on a subpoena to investigate the Bidens' ties to Burisma.
Now that Biden appears to be the eventual Democratic nominee for president, he needs a good answer for what appeared to be a massive conflict of interest. Republican National Committee spokesperson Liz Harrington observed that the media, like MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell, is encouraging him to try and find one. But it's useless.
MSNBC laments that Biden doesn't have a better answer on the Hunter and Ukraine (and China and Romania) question— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) March 9, 2020
Biden doesn't have a better answer because there isn't one! It's corrupt politicians who've never had a real job using power to enrich themselves
Drain the swamp! pic.twitter.com/CKa2KnzeBS
Biden has become the front runner and apparently Trump derangement syndrome has caused all to join in on beating him, bias or not.
Mitchell referenced David Ignatius's recent opinion piece in the Washington Post, where he gave Biden some advice for handling future Ukraine interrogations.
Biden’s denials of wrongdoing have been entirely accurate, but they don’t acknowledge a dimension that’s clear to many Republicans and Democrats: Hunter Biden should have quit the Burisma board, or his father should have withdrawn from the lead role on Ukraine. The two didn’t mix. Biden didn’t do anything corrupt, but his patchwork of careful statements doesn’t address perceptions.