Elizabeth Warren got visibly flustered when asked by a reporter Wednesday whether -- if she's elected -- her anti-corruption policies would include allowing the son of a sitting vice president to be paid as a board member for a foreign company, appearing to answer the question honestly before conveniently forgetting the details of her own plan.
"Can you say whether or not, under a Warren administration, would your vice president's child be allowed to serve on a board of a foreign company?" a reporter directly asked Warren Wednesday.
“No,” Warren immediately responded, before appearing to realize what she’s said and hastily backtracking.
"I don't — I don't know. I mean, I’d have to go back and look at the details on the plan,” Warren hedged.
“Do you think there could be a problem with that?” the reporter pressed.
“I — I have to go back and look,” Warren said before moving on.
FLAG: Senator Elizabeth Warren appears uncharacteristically flustered when asked if her ethics plan would allow her Vice President's son to serve on the board of a foreign company: "No," she said. "I don't know. I mean I’d have to go back and look at the details." #nhpolitics pic.twitter.com/EksLlMEsew— Nicole Sganga (@NicoleSganga) September 25, 2019
A newly released whistleblower complaint pertaining to a phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy centered on such a situation, in which former Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, sat on the board of a Ukrainian gas company that was being investigated by a top Ukrainian prosecutor even as his father was working to convince the new Ukrainian government to fire that prosecutor for corruption. While Biden's supporters claim the former VP was simply touting the Obama administration's line to deal with corruption concerns in Ukraine, critics have pointed out that the connection between the embattled prosecutor and Hunter Biden's personal finances created a conflict of interest for the vice president.