Former Vice President Joe Biden deflected questions surrounding Hillary Clinton’s failed bid for the White House on Thursday, refusing to answer when pressed on whether she would have won the presidency had she been a “better candidate.”
Biden was speaking with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell when she asked the former VP to weigh-in on Clinton’s continued allegations that former FBI director James Comey cost her the Oval Office when he suddenly re-opened her email probe just weeks before Election Day.
“There’s no doubt that it had to hurt her. There’s no way it could’ve helped her. Whether that was enough to make the 72,000 vote difference in the key states, it remains to be seen. Let me put it this way, it sure didn’t help,” said Biden.
“Would she have won if she were a better candidate?” pressed Mitchell.
“Look, I think what happened was something we’ve never seen in American politics,” deflected Biden. “Only 4% of all the chatter and all the news about Hillary Clinton had to do with the issues.”
“She was never able to get to the subject matter. For example, what are we going to about middle-class families?” he added.
Watch Biden throw Hillary under the bus above.
BRAZILE BACKLASH: DNC Boss REFUSES to Acknowledge Hillary 'Rigged' Election
Democratic National Committee chair Tom Perez continues to deflect questions over Hillary Clinton’s secret takeover of the DNC, repeatedly refusing to answer questions over whether the former Secretary of State stole the nomination from Senator Bernie Sanders.
Perez was speaking with Fox News this week when he was pressed over Donna Brazile’s recent allegations that the Hillary Campaign seized control of the Democratic Party nearly a year before securing the nomination.
“I’ve got to ask you about Donna Brazile, Tom. Obviously, she’s railing against the DNC in her new book. We’ve seen her all over the place revealing fresh divides within the party in the aftermath of the 2016 election,” said Fox’s Maria Bartiromo. “What is going on, Tom?”
“Donna’s a good friend and I think you need to ask her that question,” Perez said. “What I can tell you, Maria, is that I was out on the stump everywhere and there wasn’t one person who asked me about Donna Brazile and the past. They were asking me about their health care; they wanted to continue the process that Terry McAuliffe has made in Virginia. They wanted to make sure we had people uniting us and not dividing us.”
“Obviously there was a real division within the Party, Tom,” fired-back Bartiromo. “It was rigged, everybody was behind Hillary Clinton and not Bernie Sanders.”
Watch Tom Perez dodge the question above.
BRAZILE VS BEHAR: Watch Donna Brazile SHUT DOWN Joy Behar On LIVE TV
Former Democratic National Committee chief Donna Brazile went head-to-head with The View’s Joy Behar on Tuesday, firing back at the liberal host after she accused the DNC boss of “giving red-meat to Trump” supporters with her new bombshell exposé of Hillary’s troubled campaign.
“You threw a lot of people under the bus. The DNC is mad at you, Robby Mook is mad, maybe even Hillary might be mad,” said Behar. “Here’s the question I have for you: Why the timing of this book? Today’s Election Day, why are you giving red-meat to Trump’s side?”
“A lot of people ask me that. I set my launch for my book when I sent in my proposal,” fired-back Brazile. “I thought a year after a Presidential election, that’s when you have a lot of debate and dissent. Everyone is writing books. Mr. Biden’s book is coming out, Mr. Sanders’ book has come out, Mrs. Clinton’s book.”
“I wanted to tell my story about what happened. I wasn’t writing to make someone upset, I was upset. I cried enough for everybody, I apologized enough for everybody,” she added.
Watch Brazile and Behar go head-to-head above.