'Barack Obama trusted Joe Biden. I trust Joe Biden': DNC Chair Tom Perez

DNC Chair Tom Perez is interviewed on "This Week."
5:46 | 05/03/20

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Transcript for 'Barack Obama trusted Joe Biden. I trust Joe Biden': DNC Chair Tom Perez
I want to start with. Joseph Biden did have days to prepare for his interview about terror read he denied the allegations and urged the National Archives to release any alleged complaint from terror read. The archives said they are not responsible for records like that Biden now says in a formal letter. That he was mistaken that it was at the archives and asked the secretary of the senate for. And Joseph Biden has been very clear marked that this did not happen. He was forceful in that and he's been equally clear that when women come forward with complaints of this nature they should be taken seriously. They're complaints should be. Investigated. They should be treated with dignity and he's done exactly that. He called for the senate. To release any documents they have she indicated that she filed a complaint Joseph Biden wants that complaint released. He is an open book he understands. That it's important for the information to get out but it up. Lights are that I wanted to shot I was not there right there Biden also says he will not released documents from as years in the senate. Now the University of Delaware because they don't contain personnel matter. And kind of brushed aside suggestions that a search me down of just terror reed's name in those documents. The New York Times editorial board called for the DNC to convene an unbiased a political panel to review portions of Biden's papers. Saying his word is insufficient. To dispel the cloud your communications director has called that idea absurd why. Well listen there's been so many investigations of this the vice president the most. The most. Comprehensive investigation of the vice president. Was when he was vetted by Barack Obama in 2008. I'm very familiar with vice presidential vetting process. They looked at everything about you they looked at the entire history of Joseph Biden. His entire career and I'll tell you have Barack Obama had any indication that this. There was an issue Barack Obama would not have had him as his vice president. Barack Obama trusted Joseph Biden. I trust Joseph Biden and those investigations have been done now let's talk about Delaware for a moment. The University of Delaware and any university that takes somebody's. Documents they're taking they're policy documents they're taking their speeches. They're not taking their personnel records and in fact. Why why not yes sir terror raid in those documents. This is like the Hillary emails because there was nothing there. And the reason is it if I'm go and I. I worked I worked on the Senate Judiciary Committee in 1995. The ranking member was Joseph Biden. If you why I wasn't working for Joseph Biden I was working for Senator Kennedy if you wanna see my personnel records you don't go to the Kennedy institute. That's not where they go. And so when you ask the University of Delaware to take a look at something you're asking them to look for something that doesn't exist and the fact of the matter is. That. The president of the United States the former president Barack Obama conducted an exhaustive search. It and that was like 2008 a book I I I what I want to move on and I want to move on to the campaign and how you campaign president trump has said he wants to go out induce them. Massive rallies over the next few months will Joseph Biden go out on the campaign trail again. We're gonna make sure we do everything that has saved an intelligent manner. We have changed our tactics we have been out in the field. Digitally we have our digital clip boards out we want to very important race recently and Wisconsin because we out hustled the other side we. We have been. Texting millions of people we've been out there digitally organizing we've trained 7000 digital organizers at the DNC. In the last six weeks. When the situation clears we will be out but we are not gonna put voters in harm's way we met we won't do that. Until it is. Appropriate to do self but in the meantime we are actively hiring our battleground build up continues. I am so excited about this vice president. This election Martha is about trust. Who can you trust to dig us out of this mess this president has been chronically inept. Ed Handel in this corona virus. We have less than 5% of the world's population. We have 13 of the world's corona virus cases and 25%. The world's deaths from corona virus his inattention his ineptitude. He needs to be the commander in chief not the Tweeter in chief. Get it understand. That the buck stops with him and that's what we're gonna talk about in this campaign and this credibility is gonna talk about leadership which Prez just just quickly do you still expect to hold an in person convention. We do and we're not gonna put our public health and the Sam but I'm optimistic that we can do so because we've. Put it off for five weeks were working with all of the public health experts state federal local and I'm excited about Milwaukee I'm excited about Wisconsin I'm excited about this election and I'm excited about. Making sure that Joseph Biden has an opportunity. To show what he's fighting for this as an election about trust. Who can you trust to dig us out of this. Horrible economic mess thirty million people losing their jobs in the last six weeks in no small measure because of the ineptitude of this president. This that they may differ resident went after I got you there are people trust Joseph Biden okay thank you very much for joining us this morning thank you and ms. McDaniel.

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