She has no plan for that: Furious Elizabeth Warren struggles to answer the question of whether her ethical policy would leave the son of the vice-president on the board of a foreign company
- Elizabeth Warren seemed devoid of character when asked about her ethical plan
- A reporter wondered if her policy would allow her vice president's children to work on the board of a foreign company
- & # 39; No … I don't know. I mean, I should go back and see the details of the plan, & she stumbled over her words
- Warren is notorious for her calmness and reciting: & # 39; I have a plan for it & # 39 ;, when asked about the policy she would pursue as president
Elizabeth Warren seemed puzzled when asked if her ethical plan would include banning her vice president from allowing their children to serve on the board of a foreign company.
& # 39; No, & # 39; she replied sure at first, shaking her head – but she quickly contradicted her answer when a CBS News reporter asked her: & # 39; Why not? & # 39 ;.
& # 39; I don't know. I mean, I should go back and see the details of the plan, & # 39; the 2020 candidate and the senator from Massachusetts stumbled over her words and walked back to her first answer. & # 39; I have to go back and watch. & # 39;
Usually when asking questions, or when reciting her speech, Warren, who is the first or second in the busy primary field, says confidently: & # 39; I have a plan for that. & # 39;
Elizabeth Warren seemed to be struggling when a reporter asked if her ethical policy allowed her vice president to sit on the board of a foreign company. & # 39; No … I don't know. I mean, I should go back and see the details of the plan, & she said, shaking her head and tripping over her words
The confused answer was not characteristic of the top candidate whose usual answer to a policy question is: & # 39; I have a plan for & # 39;
The sentence has become a nickname for her campaign and members of the public even say it along with the progressive candidate when she lists her position on a number of different issues.
The question comes as controversy the 2020 candidate and former vice president Joe Biden has flooded over the connections of his son Hunter Biden with a Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma Holdings.
Revelations of Hunter's former position as a Burisma board member emerged after a whistleblower claimed that Donald Trump put pressure on Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelesnky to investigate the Biden's business transactions there.
Trump insisted that his conversation focused on keeping foreign corruption outside of Ukraine, including from Biden and the US.
However, the revelations caused many Democrats on the fence to finally call the president's accusation and after years of holding back House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday that the House was launching an accusation investigation into the president.
Her contradictory answer comes when Joe Biden and the involvement of his son Hunter Biden (left) at a Ukrainian natural gas company are examined
But Trump insists that Joe Biden and Hunter should be the ones investigated, and even released an unregistered transcript of the July 25 telephone call with Zelensky on Wednesday.
In 2014, while Biden still served as Obama's vice president, Hunter was hired by the Ukrainian natural gas firm as a board member. Hunter reportedly earned $ 50,000 a month in that position, but he retired earlier this year.
Burisma Holdings had ties with the then Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych, a pro-Russian leader, who raised eyebrows in Washington. But at the time, the White House insisted that there was no conflict of interest because the vice-president's son was a private individual.
Joe also insisted that he had never discussed his son's affairs in Ukraine, which was contradicted earlier this summer by his son's own account.
In an article in New Yorker a few months ago, Hunter recalled a 2015 conversation that he had with his father about Burisma: & # 39; Dad said: & # 39; I hope you know what you are doing & # 39 ;, and I said: & # 39; I know. & # 39;
The Democratic leader said last month that if he were elected president in 2020, he would completely separate his business activities and administration to avoid potential conflicts of interest.
Warren & # 39; s confused answer to a question about vice-presidential behavior is probably an attempt not to rock the boat in imposing a burden on the president for the interview and not the former vice-president for his possible involvement in the foreign business transactions from his son.
In the & # 39; End Washington Corruption & # 39; plan on her campaign website, Warren says she will stop those who serve in Washington to get involved in investing in stock or to have connections with Wall Street.
& # 39; We will also close the revolving door between Wall Street and Washington and permanently prohibit senators and congressmen from trading shares in office and becoming lobbyists when they retire – not for one or two years, but for life & # 39; , is her policy plan.
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