What on earth is Joe Biden talking about? Observers are scratching their heads about Biden’s latest verbal gaffe, that involves a faked illness, a vice presidential resignation, and open references to Kamala Harris.
Speaking of Harris, Biden said: “We are simpatico on our philosophy of government and simpatico on how we want to approach these issues that we are facing…When we disagree, it’ll be just like — so far, it’s been just like when Barack and I did. It’s in private. She’ll say, ‘I think we should do A, B, C, or D,’ and I’ll say, ‘I like A, don’t like B and C. And let’s go, OK.'”
“And like I told Barack, if I reached something where there’s a fundamental disagreement we have based on a moral principle, I’ll develop some disease and say I have to resign,” Biden continued. “We don’t have that I’m — we haven’t — and we’ve discussed at length our views on foreign policy, on domestic policy, on intelligence.”
The Washington Examiner reports:
President-elect Joe Biden explained in candid terms how he would have acted if he had a major “moral” disagreement with former President Barack Obama.
Biden said Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and he share a similar worldview but recalled that he told Obama that should the two have a “fundamental disagreement” on a “moral principle,” he’d resign and claim illness. He then described Harris and him in lockstep on those principles.
There’s a lot to unpack here.
First, there’s Biden’s blatant admission that he’d be willing to lie to the American people about an “illness” to resign. Then there’s the fact that that thought rose to the top of his mind while he was talking about Kamala Harris.
For conservatives that are worried about a Biden resignation to place Harris in power, it’s a little more than suggestive. It’s terrifying.