President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenNewsom calls on Shirley Weber to serve as California’s secretary of state, the White House wishes Birx well after she announces her retirement. Karl Rove cries Michael Flynn and Sidney Powell over election claims MORE called Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy a “horse pony” after asking a question about the report on the federal investigation into his son Hunter Biden.
“Mr. President-elect, do you still think the autumn stories about your son Hunter were Russian misinformation and a smear campaign like you said?” Doocy asked as the president-elect answered questions from reporters in Wilmington, Del., On Tuesday.
“Yes, yes, yes. God loves you, man. You are a horse pony,” Biden replied as he left the stage. “I promise you that my Department of Justice will be entirely on its own, judging how they should proceed.”
Biden to the Fox News reporter asking about Hunter Biden: “God loves you, man, you’re a one horse pony, I tell you.” pic.twitter.com/Ar6IpjLe5b
– Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) December 22, 2020
Biden told reporters on Tuesday that he had not discussed the federal investigation into his son with any of his candidates for attorney general.
“I guarantee that I will do what I said,” he said. “The attorney general of the United States of America is not the attorney for the president.”
“I will appoint someone who I hope to enforce the law as the law is written, not guided by me,” he added.
Hunter Biden said earlier this month that the US attorney’s office in Delaware is investigating his tax affairs. The reports suggest that the investigation is focusing on its business.
The president-elect has said repeatedly that the Department of Justice will be independent and will not be influenced by politics.