But he didn’t mean it.
The nation’s leading gaffe-master, former President in charge of Vice Joe Biden got hoisted on his own petard yesterday.
Biden is under fire for his double standard after he earlier described Donald Trump as ‘abhorrent’ and ‘despicable’ for comparing the impeachment inquiry to ‘a lynching’. Crazy Uncle Joe said, “Impeachment is not ‘lynching’, it is part of our Constitution. Our country has a dark, shameful history with lynching, and to even think about making this comparison is abhorrent. It’s despicable.”
But the Al Gore invention of the internet does not soon forget. Way back in 1998 then Senator Biden gave an interview to CNN during the actual impeachment of Bill Clinton for lying under oath and cavorting with a variety of women including several who were the age of his daughter. Back then, Joe opined:
Even if the President should be impeached, history is going to question whether or not this was just a partisan lynching or whether or not it was something that in fact met the standard, the very high bar, that was set by the founders as to what constituted an impeachable offense.
After being busted for his bald-faced double standard, Biden voiced what everyone has known for a while, “‘This wasn’t the right word for me to use and I’m sorry about that. But, you know, I can never get my words right. I said ’em alright, but I didn’t even think about ’em before I said ’em. Hell, I can’t get my brain right; I can’t get Hunter right; and I certainly can’t get the whole China and Ukraine things right. I can’t be held responsible for what I say. But Trump on the other hand chose his words deliberately today in his use of the word lynching and continues to stoke racial divides in this country daily.”
In a show of solidarity, the remaining Democrat presidential hopefuls also adopted the Buffoon Defense to anything that they say on the campaign trail.