WATCH: Senator Rand Paul comments on Joe Biden and his son
Over the weekend, Sen. Rand Paul appeared on ABC’s “This Week” and talked a bit about former Vice President Joe Biden’s son’s concerning ties and business dealings in Ukraine.
“Well I think the American people will be shocked and dismayed to know that Joe Biden’s son was making $50,000 a month just a couple of months after he was dishonorably discharged from the military for drugs,” Paul said.
“$50,000 a month, I think most Americans will be dismayed that the president’s son was doing this while Joe Biden was actually lobbying to have this company, you know, go free of prosecution,” he continued.
“My understanding, this was reported in the New York Times, Joe Biden was asking the prosecutor to lay off of the company that Hunter Biden was working for, for $50,000 a month –” he added.
The New York Times reported last week that while Vice President Biden threatened to withhold U.S. loan guarantees to Ukraine if it’s leaders did not dismiss the country’s top prosecutor, his son Hunter was a member of the board of a Ukrainian energy company owned by an oligarch under investigation by the same state prosecutor.
Biden has responded to the critics. He’s characterizing their critiques as a “personal attack” and claiming that there’s not “one scintilla of evidence.”
“Rudy Giuliani, it’s hard for me to comment on Rudy Giuliani. I don’t think I will because my Irish may come up,” Biden told reporters Tuesday.
“It is a personal attack,” he continued. “I expect that from Rudy Giuliani and the president. It’s not been one scintilla of evidence that my son ever interfered, ever asked me anything, that I ever got involved in anything other than doing the job I was supposed to do, or that he ever contacted anybody in the American government.”
“So I’m proud of him. I think it’s the way these guys play,” he added.
Does he really think this will just *poof* go away?