Many pundits joked that when former Vice President Joe Biden gave his final answer in the Democrat debate on Tuesday night in Westerville, Ohio, he missed an opportunity to tell the story of “Corn Pop” again.
Joe Biden told a harrowing story during an event in 2017 about facing down a razor-wielding gang leader named Corn Pop in his youth by threatening to “wrap” a chain around the man’s head. The incident came back into the spotlight over the weekend when footage of Biden’s remarks began circulating social media.
On Saturday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” Mother Jones Washington Bureau Chief, author, and MSNBC analyst David Corn stated that the Russia scandal is “the most consequential political scandal in American history.” Corn said, “I have to say that all of this just reaffirms what should be the big point, that we shouldn’t lose as we dissect the daily revelations, and that is this is the most consequential political scandal in American history. It affected the outcome of an election. Watergate didn’t really do that. The Teapot Dome really didn’t do that. Iran-Contra didn’t do that. So, this is highly consequential, and in this scandal we already know that the president lied. He lied about the hush money payments, that the prosecutors say clouded the election, and he also lied about secret contacts with Russia that his office had, so that he could make money. So, again and again, he has denied this whole Russian angle. He’s tried to diminish it, but this is incredibly significant, influential, it has reshaped the future of this country.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett