Former Vice President Joe Biden was visiting Washington on Wednesday to lead Democrats at a rally in support of ObamaCare, when he was met by a group of reporters. Biden decided to throw a punch at the Trump administration for its close ties to Russia.
The former Vice President criticized Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for visiting Russia right before a NATO meeting.
“The notion that there’s still this romance with Putin … I’m told [Tillerson] has decided he’s going to go visit Putin before he goes to the NATO conference? What in the hell are we doing?” Biden told reporters at the Capitol.
— Emily Ngo (@epngo) March 22, 2017
It was announced Monday that Tillerson would not be attending the April 5-6 meeting of NATO foreign ministers, instead he will be traveling to Russia for a meeting with Vladimir Putin.
After lawmakers from both parties insisted time and time again for an investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election, FBI Director James Comey finally confirmed on Monday that his bureau is investigating potential ties between Trump campaign officials and Russia.
Biden was also asked about the wiretapping claims, to which he reportedly answered jokingly: “Five or six times. Are you joking? Are you serious?”