Obama’s Former Secretary of Defense Tells CNN, Joe Biden ‘Has Some Issues’
Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates under President Obama reaffirmed that he believes former Vice President Joe Biden has been “wrong on most foreign policy issues” in the past 40 years.
Gates added ‘I think vice president did have some issues with the military.’
Obama’s Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates was being interviewed by David Axelrod on CNN’s “The Axe Files” reaffirmed what he stated previously that he and Joe Biden butted heads more than a few times on foreign policy.
“[Biden] clashed with the Pentagon and with the leadership over Afghanistan, and you’ve been fairly critical of him at one point, saying he was wrong every foreign policy issue for 40 years,”
Axelrod asked Gates:
“Would you be comfortable with him [Biden] as Commander in Chief?”
Gates replied that he thinks he will have to “wait and see” and if Biden is fit for the office.
Gates has criticized Biden’s foreign policy expertise before, first in 2014 and then again in May during an interview with CNN’s Margaret Brennan.
Gates also criticized Biden’s age, saying that the prospect of either former Vice President and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) taking the presidency at their age was “problematic.”
“You don’t have the kind of energy that I think is required to be president,” Gates said. “I think… I’m not sure you have the intellectual acuity that you might have had in your 60s. So, I mean it’s just a personal view… for me the thought of taking on those responsibilities at this point in my life would be pretty daunting.”‘
Biden has come under fire in the past from his more liberal opponents for supporting the Iraq War, support of NAFTA and his flip-flopping on the Hyde Amendment.
David Axelrod, Barack Obama’s apologist-in-chief, tried to save the interview by throwing in a last second softball question, which we all know how every dishonest dogmatic democrat would answer… Except Gates who, two thumbs up, stuck by his principles.
“Are you comfortable with the current Commander-in-Chief?”