In Tense Exchange, Biden Calls Iowa Voter A ‘Damn Liar,’ Challenges Him To IQ Test

In Tense Exchange, Biden Calls Iowa Voter A ‘Damn Liar,’ Challenges Him To IQ Test

Presidential candidate Joe Biden squared off with a voter in Iowa on Thursday, calling the man a “damn liar” after he accused Biden of helping to get his son on the board of a Ukrainian gas company in an attempt to win access with Ukraine’s president.

In the testy exchange at a town hall packed with Biden supporters, the former vice president took umbrage with another accusation from the voter: that Biden is too old to run for president.

Biden, who is 77 years old, responded by challenging the voter to a pushup match, a running competition and an IQ test — offers that were greeted with audience applause.

Biden then moved to defending his son, Hunter, who previously served as a board member of the Ukrainian energy company Burisma.

Hunter Biden is a frequent target of President Trump’s attacks amid the impeachment inquiry. The House investigation has documented a campaign led by Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, to pressure Ukraine to announce it was opening an investigation into the younger Biden.

Biden’s son has never been accused of any legal wrongdoing related to his time in Ukraine, a point Biden made loud and clear to the voter.

“Nobody has said my son has done anything wrong,” Biden said. “And nobody has ever said it,” he said, before the voter chimed in: “I didn’t say you were doing anything wrong.”

To this, Biden raised his voice and invoked a stern tone, saying, “You said I set up my son to work on an oil company. Isn’t that what you said? Get your words straight, Jack!”

At one point, a staff member attempted to take the microphone away from the voter, but Biden said, “Let him go, let him go.”

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