Former Vice President Joe Biden deflected questions surrounding Hillary Clinton’s failed bid for the White House on Thursday, refusing to answer when pressed on whether she would have won the presidency had she been a “better candidate.”
Biden was speaking with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell when she asked the former VP to weigh-in on Clinton’s continued allegations that former FBI director James Comey cost her the Oval Office when he suddenly re-opened her email probe just weeks before Election Day.
“There’s no doubt that it had to hurt her. There’s no way it could’ve helped her. Whether that was enough to make the 72,000 vote difference in the key states, it remains to be seen. Let me put it this way, it sure didn’t help,” said Biden.
“Would she have won if she were a better candidate?” pressed Mitchell.
“Look, I think what happened was something we’ve never seen in American politics,” deflected Biden. “Only 4% of all the chatter and all the news about Hillary Clinton had to do with the issues.”
“She was never able to get to the subject matter. For example, what are we going to about middle-class families?” he added.
Watch Biden throw Hillary under the bus above.