tv Campaign 2020 Joe Biden in New Hampshire CSPAN October 10, 2019 10:04am-10:55am EDT
award $100,000 in total cash prizes, plus a $5,000 prize.- grand >> go start filming and produce the best video you can possibly produce. >> visit studentcam.org for more information today. campaigning in new hampshire yesterday, presidential candidate joe biden call for the impeachment of president trump. the former vice president spoke to supporters in rochester. [inaudible] >> ladies and gentlemen, please give a warm welcome for congresswoman carol shea-porter. [cheers and applause]
>> thank you all, thank you very much for being here. so excited that we have the next president of the united states with us today in rochester, where i live. thank you. [cheers and applause] so i have had the pleasure of knowing joe for quite a while, and what i have seen on his personal side is his warmth and his caring and the way he takes time out to hear people, and it is a lovely, beautiful trait, but there is so much more that defines joe biden. joe biden's intellect is incredible. of theen's understanding world and our place in it and his understanding of what people live through in this state in america every day. he comes from working-class roots, he understands working-class people, and he has been able to be an advocate for
all of us through the years. i had a friend of mine who worked on the violence against women act with him say to me, it never would have happened without joe biden. , heafter he got that passed did not just leave it be. he made short legislation was implemented, he made sure women would be protected and that women would have their voice. so joe has stood there through the years for all of us in legislation to make sure that women get hurt, get seen, get believed. day thatthing that joe was very, very life-changing for so many in this room and for others is that he worked so hard on that affordable care act. he understood about how sickness affects families and about loss. he heard these stories from his own community, his own area, and he heard it across the country. and so i was there while he was working on the affordable care
act and it was a hard pull as you all know and there are many, many times that some of us would just want to throw our hands up in the air and think are we ever going to get this done? not joe biden. joe stayed on it because he knew that americans needed to have this, so he was there. i was privileged because i was one of the people who worked on the affordable care act in the house to be there at the white house for the signing and to watch his face. and we had children that had been impacted and whose lives were changed for the better in the room with us while the president signed that bill and to watch joe biden's face was to know everything that you need to know about joe biden. that he was there from the beginning and understanding and caring and making sure that it happened and working with the house and the senate to make sure that this went through. something i want to tell you about joe, i spent almost nine years on the house armed services committee and during
that time, i had the privilege of traveling around the world and talking to world leaders as congressional cartels, and hearing what was on their mind and worries and concerns and talking about the united states and our role as well. and always, it was so wonderful, always joe biden's name brought the greatest response, affection, understanding, appreciation, knowing that joe biden cared about our allies and cared about what was happening in the world. what we're seeing right now is outrageous, frightening, devastating in every way. when joe biden becomes president, what we will see is somebody, a world leader welcomed on the stage -- already is if you hear comments that people make abroad, you know how they feel about him. that will be reassuring.
he we we able to turn this around, change what people are thinking about us right now. and he will be able to prove to all the people around the world that this is just a moment in history, that we are better than what we are seeing right now and that we are still the greatest nation in the world. [applause] fmr. rep. shea-porter: this matters. this matters greatly. having traveled with joe biden as vice president and having traveled while i was serving in theident trump's office, difference could not be starker. so i'm asking all of you to please go out and tell all of your friends that we have an opportunity to elect a man that has the greatest respect, affection around the world. and that he will bring us back to the point where we really are
that shining city on the hill. so i am ready. are you ready? [cheers and applause] so itep. shea-porter: gives me great pleasure now to introduce again -- not that he ever needs it. because joe biden has spent a lot of time in new hampshire, as you know. [laughter] fmr. rep. shea-porter: loves us. i will tell you quickly when i was in portsmouth and having lunch with joe biden, i wound up having lunch with about 5000 people from portsmouth. i think he took a selfie with every one of them. it was a wonderful, warm experience, and that is who joe biden is. joe biden is your friend, joe biden is your leader, joe biden is a man who will make us feel proud every single day and make us feel safe. it is my great pleasure to introduce joe biden. [cheers and applause] fmr. vice pres. biden: hello
folks. hello, hello, hello. [cheers and applause] fmr. vice pres. biden: thank you, thank you, thank you. a lot of you have been involved in public life. some of you have run, some of you have been elected. a lot of you have worked for other candidates. i must tell you, as i listened to carol shea-porter talk, one of the great, great benefits that comes from serving in public office, and i mean this sincerely, i had not thought of it until i started to listen here, is that you get to make some of the deepest, most profound friendships in your whole life. because you watch people going through great difficulty. you watch them taking political risks to do what they think is right, and you can find the ones who always are guided by basic
morality, basic decency and basic sense of honor. and carol, you are at the top of the list. thank you. [cheers and applause] fmr. vice pres. biden: and the fellow you heard from earlier has gone way out of his way to be helpful to me. now occupies coons the seat that i held for many years in the united states senate, and the only thing i can is he is outdone by 36. i am proud of him. this is a man who has a moral center that is real, profound and deep. i remember years ago talking about when he had other jobs and been elected to other offices.
because when i first got elected, i was elected at age 29, and people would come up to me and say, what is the secret? there had to be a special secret if i won. i said, there is one secret. the secret is, have you figured out what is worth losing over? have you figured out what is worth losing over? that you will not compromise on certain things that are deep, abiding consequence to you. he figured out from the very beginning, without any help from me, what is worth losing over, and therefore, that is why he has won so handily in delaware. chris, thank you for being my friend. [applause] fmr. vice pres. biden: folks, i have a fairly serious series of comments i would like to make. this state was built on fierce pride and your independence, pride in your reputation, pride in the character of new hampshire.
and that has been true from the earliest days of our nation when "live free or die" was not a imperative forn survival before it became your state's motto. it sprang from the granite-hard determination that no one would decide for the american people who would control our future. only the american people. and when those freedom fighters earned their independence and cobbled together a nation capable of self-governance, of meeting threats both foreign and domestic, they knew -- we forget that sometimes -- they knew the battle for our nation did not end at yorktown. at the time, one of the biggest concerns was that foreign nations would interfere in our democracy, in our experiment.
that is why we have unenrolled n emoluments clause to prevents president from being bribed or paid off by foreign governments. in his farewell address, george washington specifically warned against foreign nations meddling in our affairs. here is what he said. "since history and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of a republican government, we have to be alert. -- alert." there have been 200 plus years that followed, and we have been consistent in our vigilance to keep foreign nations our of our elections. -- out of our elections. that was until president donald trump. last week, on the white house lawn, president trump invited china to get engaged in deciding our elections and who our nominee would be. he did it while standing in front of reporters and cameras
like i am this moment in the broad light of day. it is the third foreign power that we know of he has asked in clear, unmistakable language, clear, unmistakable language interfere on behalf of the democratic proceedings in the united states of america. interfere with them. "russia, if you're listening," or "i would like for you to do us a favor, though" to the president of ukraine. "china should start an investigation." it is wrong. it is the very thing washington warned about. it undermines our electoral process. it is un-american. go into any city or town in this
nation or state. go to any schoolhouse. go to any town hall, vfw post, any football or baseball game and ask the question, is it ok for a foreign nation to meddle in our elections? to spread lies about opponents. specifically at the direct invitation of a sitting president. the answer is obviously no. as americans, it offends every bone in our body. the ballot box is sacred ground in america. that is where we make our voices heard. that is where we decide who leads us. that is where we chart america's future. it is where we fulfill our duty as citizens. it is not complicated. it is called democracy. we believe americans should decide american elections, period. but donald trump will do anything to get reelected, including violating the most basic forms of democracy.
it is stunning and dangerous because it directly threatens our democracy. this is not hyperbole. it is a fact. no president in american history has ever dared to engage in such unimaginable behavior. with his words and his actions, president trump has indicted himself by obstructing justice, refusing to comply with a congressional inquiry. he's already convicted himself -- in full view of the world and the american people. donald trump has violated his oath of office, betrayed this nation and committed impeachable acts. you know? [applause]
fmr. vice pres. biden: so to preserve our constitution, our democracy, our basic integrity, he should be impeached. that is not only because what he has done. to answer whether he has committed acts sufficient to warrant impeachment is obvious. we see it in trump's own words. we see it in the text from state department officials that have been made public. we seek it in his pulling much of the united states government into his corrupt schemes, individuals in the united states government, his appointees. but we have to remember that impeachment is not only about what the president has done. it is about the threat the president poses to the nation if allowed to remain in office. one think about this president is absolutely clear that one
thing about -- one thing about this president is absolutely clear, and i don't think anybody can contradict this. he has seen no limits to his power, regardless of what the constitution says. he believes the entire united states government can be corrupted into furthering his personal political needs. he is even willing to hold congress and congressionally appropriated aid to a foreign nation hostage to his personal political demands. he believes if he does something, it is legal, period. and perhaps, most importantly, he believes there is nothing we can do about it. he believes he can and will get away with anything he does. we all laughed when he said he could stand in the middle of fifth avenue and shoot someone and get away with it. it is no joke. he is shooting holes in the constitution. and we cannot let him get away
with it. [cheers and applause] fmr. vice pres. biden: folks, we should have no illusions. we should have no illusions. this is a president who has decided this nation does not have the tools or power or the political will to stop him from doing whatever he wants. trump isn't just testing us. he is laughing at us. he has no sense of decency. he doesn't care about the law. he doesn't believe that people and nations that follow the rules are anything other than suckers or fools or losers.
we have to prove him wrong. we have to demonstrate our constitution, our government, our elected officials, including republicans, are up to this moment. and this is an especially dangerous moment for this nation, because we know the pressure on trump is only going to increase. and when that pressure increases, he is only going to grow more volatile, more erratic, more self-serving and more destructive. he has another year in office. groaning] fmr. vice pres. biden: no, i'm serious. think about that. think about that. he will stop at nothing to save himself. no individual, institution, nothing we held sacred for more than 200 years will be safe. if donald trump was just a reality tv star it would not matter. but he's responsible for the largest economy in the world. he is commander-in-chief of the most powerful military in the history of the world. he's supposed to be the leader of the free world.
yet with the free world under threat of advancing authoritarianism, donald trump has completely abdicated america's global leadership and embraced those autocrats. at a time when china is engaged in human rights abuses that are staggering, cause for enormous concern, more than 100 uighur muslims are imprisoned in so-called "reeducation camps" in the west. and in hong kong, protesters are increasingly being met with violent repression as they demand democratic rights they were promised, they were guaranteed by us and the rest of the world. does he speak out for human rights and stand for the people in hong kong, or the uighurs who are in reeducation camps? no. in fact, he promises to stay
silent. trump and his emissaries have sought repeatedly to extort the existential fears of ukrainian leaders for political advantage, holding up political support of vitally-needed military aid to pressure ukraine at a time when it is engaged -- it is engaged in a live war with russia. many people do not realize in the west, there is a war going on now. a war costing thousands of ukrainian lives. this is not a game. it is deadly serious. the united states cannot afford willve a president who abuse whatever power is available to him to get reelected. that is what it is all about. and here's the kicker. the people around the president knew that what he was doing was wrong, profoundly wrong. so what do they try to do? they try to cover it up by hiding the evidence. classifying it like no president
has ever had to classify his conversations. thanks know this to the courageous actions of a whistleblower, who has since been joined by others, stepping up to protect our country. trump's scheme has been exposed. look, folks -- trump did it because like every bully i've ever known or every bully i have read about in history he is basically a coward. he's afraid. he's afraid. [applause] fmr. vice pres. biden: he is afraid about just how badly i will beat him next november. [cheers and applause]
fmr. vice pres. biden: folks, he has targeted me and my family with lies and distortions and smears. that is all they are. because he thinks he will undermine my candidacy for the nomination as well as the presidency if i am the nominee. he is just flat doing what he has always done, lying. even though the mainstream has called him out for his lies -- do you ever recall a reporter, a mainstream reporter, while the president is speaking, interrupting and saying he is lying? maybe. i don't remember. and he is spending tens of millions of dollars this early in the campaign to engage in the democratic primary -- to spread lies. he is trying to orchestrate a campaign where truth and facts are irrelevant. in globalist terms, you say it long enough, often enough, people might believe it.
it is lying. -- and his lying is matched only by his manifest incompetence. [cheers and applause] believee pres. biden: i at the outset of my announcing that there would be no level to which he would not stoop. peopleinsinuated that who spoke to the whistleblower should be executed. here is what trump said in a closed door meeting with u.s. diplomats. "i want to know who is the person, who was the person who gave the whistleblower the information, because that is close to a spy. you know we used to do in the old days when we were smart.
right?" -- "spiesing and treason. we used to handle it a little differently than we do now." what president has ever used such language? i mean, think about this. what president has ever used such language? and now, allegedly, the -- allegedly -- i do not know it for a fact, the whistleblowers are worried about their safety thanks to our president. >> shameful. fmr. vice pres. biden: it is shameful. trump has no shame, though. trump even dared to say if he was removed from office -- i should not say quote. i am not positive of the quote. i will be very precise. that it will spark a civil war. right-wing media outlets -- [laughter]
fmr. vice pres. biden: right-wing media outlets are full of baseless conspiracy theories. and the darkest regions of the internet are awash with vile attacks. and he is spending millions of now of right now, right campaign money from special interest groups who hate me and most of them across -- and most emma kratz -- most democrats to spread his lies. that is what they are, lies. there is no truth in his charges in his attacks against me, my son. zero. every independent news organization found them to be -- organization that has reviewed his charges that link - charges at length to be flat out lies. trump knows it. but the method he has used since he was a businessman, repeat, repeat, repeat the lie. my insistence that a prosecutor who was viewed as corrupt be
replaced was the official position of the president of the united states, the united states government, supported by the republican senators, who sent a letter -- sent a letter in 2016 calling for his removal because of corruption. supported by the european union, the international monetary fund, our allies, including the u.k., france, germany. what trump did in ukraine was carry out a secret policy for his own personal political benefit in the hope he would not have to face me and my guess is anyone else he thought was likely to win. what i did was seek to replace a week prosecutor with one we hoped would go after corruption that was holding ukraine back. the rest of the world was threatening not to continue to
support ukraine unless they dealt with the corruption. hostagemp did was hold political support and hundreds of millions of desperately needed dollars to a country at war to advance his own political demands. if it had been written as a sitcom it would not have been believed. i mean, think about this. now there is a report that not only did trump sent rudy giuliani, a man of great integrity -- [laughter] [cheers and applause] his vice pres. biden: personal lawyer to carry out his scheme and co-opt the state department. alleged that the
allies of giuliani were working on a side deal at the same time to make millions in ukraine -- just a legend, i do not know for i do not just alleged, know for a fact. a corrupt scheme with the additional helping of corruption and self-dealing on the side. classic trump. look, the abuse of power is a defining characteristic of the trump presidency. he reacts, he twists, he turns according to what he thinks is good for him, for his ego, for personal politics, for campaign money. virtually every day he launches a barrage of tweets to assault and disparage and threaten anyone who does not only criticize him, but does not paint him in praise. think about it. everything he was he a cabinet meeting.
yes, mr. president, you are the greatest person in the world. [laughter] fmr. vice pres. biden: think about it. we have become so -- by this ridiculousness. but anyone who challenges his outrageous behavior, behavior that is beneath any president at any time under any circumstances , think about the way he tweets and talks about women of caller who dare to speak their minds against him, who happened to be sitting members of congress. about the way he turned on the fbi and america's intelligence services, who just pointed out to him that russia and putin were engaging in to interfere with our sovereignty by engaging in our electoral process. nobody. nobody doubts it. and on the world stage, he dissed them and said, i believe putin. he has repeatedly demonstrated his desire to advance his own personal gain ahead of public
good. i know that he will do anything, anything it takes to stay in power, to protect himself. he knows out of power, he may be a lot more vulnerable. we need to be clear about something -- this isn't just an academic exercise in political theory. a president who puts his own self-interest ahead of the public good and national security also poses a threat to each and every american in our daily lives. he already threatened the whistleblower and anyone who talks. josh talks to the was a lower -- talks to the whistleblower. and now we have reports that additional whistleblowers are coming forward. i don't know for a fact. i just know what you know. someone has information on how he was pressuring ukraine. the pressure he may have put on the irs about his taxes.
by the way, even nixon released his taxes. [laughter] vice pres. biden: where are his taxes? what is he hiding? what is he afraid of? what is buried in those returns? why can't the american people see them? why can't he release them? [applause] fmr. vice pres. biden: i have released 21 years of my tax returns. every penny i have made. -- made is there for the public to see, and trump? it is all hidden. why? why? >> [inaudible] [laughter] fmr. vice pres. biden: he will use the justice department against anyone he believes threatens his power and ability to stay in office. now, the justice department is intervening on trump's behalf in his personal lawsuit to hide his finances from the public eye.
trump has proven that he will use the state department against anyone who believes he believes threatens his power or's ability to stay in office. -- or his ability to stay in office. he will order the removal of career diplomats who will not carry out his whims without question. does anyone doubt he would use any other part of the government, any other power available to him as president to destroy anyone? anyone he believes threatens his ability to stay in power or stay behind the veil? the ability to stay in office? when i announced my candidacy, and i did it here as well, i said i was running in order to restore the soul of america. it was not hyperbole. and it wasn't just what we saw in charlottesville, virginia.
people coming out of the woods and fields carrying torches and chanting anti-semitic bile, accompanied by white supremacists and the ku klux klan. it has been repeated and repeated and repeated. so folks, restoring the soul of america, that is what is at stake in 2020. that is why this election is so important. it is why we are not going to let donald trump pick the democratic nominee for president, period. i am not going to let him get away with it. he has picked a fight with the wrong guy. [cheers and applause] i am not pres. biden:
going to be distracted by all his lies and smears and distortions. everybody knows who donald trump is. they know me as well. none of these attacks are true, and i'm going to stay focused on your lives. that is what the election is about. it's about you, not me. [applause] fmr. vice pres. biden: it's about your family, your children, your grandchildren. and you can't wait. you can't wait for affordable health care. you can't wait to get paid a decent wage and the job you have. you can't wait to have access to education. you can't wait for us to do something rational about guns. you can't wait for us to take on what is happening to our climate and this existential threat to the world. it can't wait. [applause] fmr. vice pres. biden: and the world can't wait for america once again to lead a stable, peaceful international order.
without us, we are all in trouble. the world is in trouble. i've said it before and i will say it again. like jfk said when he spoke about taking america to the moon, he said "i willing to postpone the work that has to be for for you, for america, our possibilities are limitless. it takes vision and it takes plans. but that is not enough. it takes a proven ability to get big things done." and no one in this race has had a stronger record of passing important, consequential legislation than i have, or promoting them when i was vice president. from the voting rights act renewal to the ban on assault weapons to the violence against women act, obamacare, to the recovery act, which kept us from sliding into a depression. i have been there. i know what it takes to get these things done. so let me finish with this. a lot of my primary opponents
are good people. i say we have to do more than just defeat donald trump. i agree. we have to do more than beat donald trump. we have to beat him like a drum. [cheers and applause] fmr. vice pres. biden: that is what we have to do. thank you for listening. god bless you all and may god protect our troops. thank you, thank you, thank you. [applause] conversations]
fmr. vice pres. biden: you have no idea. you really underestimate the impact you have on families and the impact you had on mine. >> thank you for saying that. fmr. vice pres. biden: no, no. i'm not just saying it. i mean it from the bottom of my heart. [inaudible conversations] >> i wake up every morning and say to myself, i hope he is proud of me. >> everybody knows hunter and you -- everybody knows. we all were sobbing. [inaudible] >> you are going to do it. >> god love you. fmr. vice pres. biden: good to see you.
>> got it. fmr. vice pres. biden: ok, man. how are you? >> good, good. can i get a picture with you? fmr. vice pres. biden: sure, man. i would be honored. let me grab one. here we go. ready? thank you very much, thank you. >> you have my vote. fmr. vice pres. biden: thank you, it's an honor. [indiscernible conversations] >> thank you. >> hi. thank you. i missed work today to come see you.
that was awesome. i missed work today to come see you, and it was awesome. fmr. vice pres. biden: oh, god love you. >> can you take a picture? oh, sorry. i got it. fmr. vice pres. biden: coming out -- >> ready? fmr. vice pres. biden: there you go. >> thank you. fmr. vice pres. biden: thank you. come on, man. >> can i get it?
[indiscernible conversations] >> gwen moore, ready. ok, another one. ♪ >> great job. >> thank you so much. c-span's campaign 2020 coverage continues as president trump host a keep america great rally in minneapolis, minnesota, like tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. on c-span.org and listen wherever you are using the free c-span radio app.
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