Joe Biden Says He Will Refuse to Testify If Called by the Senate in Impeachment Proceedings

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event at Keene State College in Keene, N.H., Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Joe Biden

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event at Keene State College in Keene, N.H., Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

 

During the House impeachment proceedings on Wednesday, Harvard Law professor Noah Feldman hilariously suggested that not cooperating with Democratic impeachment requests was somehow “obstruction.”

It’s a silly claim we also saw here from Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA).

As George Washington University constitutional law professor Jonathan Turley noted on Wednesday, that’s just insane.

But apparently President Donald Trump isn’t entitled to avail himself of any constitutional protections as the Democrats witch hunt to find some impeachable offense.

But if they think that, then surely they must believe that former Vice President Joe Biden saying he would refuse to testify is obstruction, right? Paging Noah Feldman to the courtesy desk: sounds like Biden isn’t cooperating.

Fox News’s Peter Doocy dared to ask Biden on the campaign trail what he would do if he was called would he testify:

From The Blaze:

“If there’s a Senate impeachment trial, they might want to call you as a witness is that something where you would appear voluntarily?” asked Doocy.

“No I’m not going to let them take their eye off the ball,” responded Biden.

“The president is the one who has committed impeachable crimes and I’m not going to let him divert from that. I’m not gonna let anybody divert from that,” he added.

So Biden thinks that Trump should comply with any request of the Democrats, but he doesn’t have to?

What is he afraid of? That’s how this works, right? Democratic rules.

A little reaction: