Joe Biden Mocks Drug Testing In Response To Reporter’s Cognitive Assessment Question

Joe Biden Mocks Drug Testing In Response To Reporter’s Cognitive Assessment Question

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden seemed to mock the concept of drug testing in an interview published on Wednesday, despite his role in advancing drug testing expansion legislation during his time in the Senate. Pressed on whether he’s taken a cognitive test like President Trump has, Biden scoffed at the question and made the drug testing comparison. “No I haven’t taken a test. Why the hell would I take a test? C’mon man,” he said. “That’s like saying, ‘You—before you got on this program did you take a test whether you’re taking cocaine or not, what do you think? Huh? Are you a junkie?’” he added, directing the hypothetical question to interviewer Errol Barnett of CBS News. “Are you a junkie?” VP Biden compares cognitive testing to drug tests in exchange with me airing in full at #NABJNAHJ20 Thursday. What do you make of the comparison and his answer to the question? https://t.co/1X7leSQlGi — errol barnett (@errolbarnett) August 5, 2020 The Trump reelection campaign has already seized on the clip, though their focus seems to be on casting Biden as mentally unfit rather than calling out the drug policy messaging itself. That said, the campaign has repeatedly blasted Biden’s record on the issue, calling him the “architect” of the drug war and attempting to frame Trump as the criminal justice reform candidate. BIDEN: "No, I haven't taken a test. Why the hell would I take a test? C'mon man. That's like saying you, before you got in this program,…

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