In an interview on Monday, MSNBC's Yasmin Vossoughian asked former VP Joe Biden how he plans to continue running for president during a pandemic lockdown.
MSNBC, YASMIN VOSSOUGHIAN: Mr. Vice President, I've got to be honest with you, over the last two weeks or so I've had a lot of people ask me online, every single day, where is Joe Biden? As a candidate for president, are you making yourself visible enough, especially during this crisis, because it is a fine line to walk. You certainly don't want to be seen as the candidate who is politicizing a pandemic when Americans face this crisis.
BIDEN: Everything that I have done has been designed to be constructive. You may recall, I was the first one to call for the president, way back in January 17th, to take this seriously. A real serious crisis is coming, an article I wrote.
I talked about doing the Defense Production Act before anyone came along. I put together a group of people who are outside experts who don't adhere to any party. They have served with -- for four different presidents to say, what do we need to do now.
I've been on the phone -- so the best I can do, from my position, is to lay out what I think should be done, how to do it. And when it's not being done, say, why? The experts say this is what we should be doing. Let's do it. Let's do it.
And if we had done -- if we had moved quicker, we wouldn't be this far in the hole. Things are going to get worse unless the president moves quickly to do the things I have just said. And everybody knows that.
There's no one who disagrees with that. And the idea of the president picking fights with governors based on whether or not he likes, you know, half Whitmer and, you know, calling a governor of a western state a snake, and what's that all about? What does that have to do with governing in a crisis?