Biden lashes out at Graham on Ukraine: 'I'm just embarrassed by what you're doing'

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBriahna Joy Gray: White House thinks extending student loan pause is a 'bad look' Biden to meet with 11 Democratic lawmakers on DACA: report Former New York state Senate candidate charged in riot MORE lashed out at Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamThe 17 Republicans who voted to advance the Senate infrastructure bill Senate votes to take up infrastructure deal Senators say they have deal on 'major issues' in infrastructure talks MORE (R-S.C.) on Friday after the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman asked the State Department to hand over any documents pertaining to the Bidens and Ukraine.

"I am disappointed and, quite frankly, I'm angered by the fact," Biden said on "CNN Tonight with Don LemonDon Carlton LemonOfficer Fanone shares threatening voicemail he got after Jan. 6 testimony Don Lemon defends Tucker Carlson amid confrontation video Lineup for Central Park 'Homecoming' concert includes Springsteen, LL Cool J, New York Philharmonic MORE."

"He knows me. He knows my son. He knows there's nothing to this."


When asked by Lemon what he would say to Graham if he saw him, Biden responded, "I'm just embarrassed by what you're doing, for you." He added that the South Carolina Republican is "about to go down in a way that I think he's going to regret his whole life."

Graham's focus on Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, comes as congressional Republicans have raised the issue repeatedly during the public impeachment hearings into President TrumpDonald TrumpFormer New York state Senate candidate charged in riot Trump called acting attorney general almost daily to push election voter fraud claim: report GOP senator clashes with radio caller who wants identity of cop who shot Babbitt MORE, who asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on a July 25 phone call to investigate Biden and his son’s dealings in Ukraine.

Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee have criticized Democrats for not investigating the Bidens and their connection to Ukraine. Hunter Biden served on the board of Burisma, a Kyiv-based natural gas holding company, while his father was vice president.

In 2016, Joe Biden pushed for the dismissal of Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin as prosecutor, citing concerns he was ignoring corruption in his own office, and threatened to withhold aid to Ukraine if the Shokin was not fired.
There is no evidence that Joe Biden was acting in the interest of his son, and he has consistently denied allegations that he was motivated by family considerations.

Trump, meanwhile, has pointed to debunked allegations that Ukraine interfered with the 2016 elections.

On Thursday, Trump's former National Security Council adviser on Russia, Fiona Hill, chastised Republicans for promoting the conspiracy theory.

"Please [do] not promote politically driven falsehoods that so clearly advance Russian interests," Hill said during her testimony. "The fictions are harmful even if they are deployed for purely domestic political purposes."