After Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was confronted with an angry voter in Iowa last week, CNN’s Chris Cillizza called on the former vice president to put the questions surrounding his son Hunter’s involvement in Ukraine to rest once and for all.
Cilizza agreed with Biden that he had no active involvement with Hunter’s appointment to the board of Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian natural gas company, in 2013, he does think that Biden needs to answer the following question:
“Do you think it was appropriate for your son to be on the board of a Ukrainian company — and being paid $50,000 a month in that role — while you were the vice president of the United States?”
Which is totally fine! Simply being on the board is no evidence of wrongdoing of any sort. But it is odd — especially a) Hunter’s seeming lack of credentials for a role like that and b) the large sum he was reportedly paid for that role.
Really? I mean, I get trusting your son. But Biden’s son has already said publicly that being on the board was “poor judgment!” And it’s an absolutely worthy question for someone who wants to be president of the United States: Do you think it was a mistake for your son to be on the board of a Ukrainian natural gas company being paid a large sum for it while you are the vice president of the United States?Biden can get angry. He can get up in arms. But he really should get used to answering the question.