2020 presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden lost his cool while speaking with an Iowan voter and the exchange was caught on video.
While campaigning in Iowa, Biden was challenged on his energy policies by a voter identified as a former Democratic state legislator Ed Fallon, who questioned Biden about climate change, saying, “We have got to stop building and replacing pipelines.”
Biden lectured Fallon telling him to “go vote for someone else,” and while doing so, put his hands on Fallon several times including poking him in the chest.
Democrat presidential candidate Tom Steyer criticized Biden for his actions tweeting “This is no way to treat an Iowan.”
Watch the exchange below.
This is no way to treat an Iowan. He said he'd vote for the Dem in the general b/c he knows how important it is to beat Trump.
We need immediate action on climate. If you don't agree, happy to talk @ debate.
But don't take it out on voters we need to win in Nov. https://t.co/gG6UTDGL15
— Tom Steyer (@TomSteyer) January 28, 2020
This isn’t the first time Biden snapped at a voter on the campaign trail.
Last month, Biden had an angry and emotional exchange with another voter in Iowa over a question about his son Hunter’s role while serving on the board of directors of the Ukrainian gas company Burisma.
The Iowa voter, identified as a Marine Corps veteran and retired farmer Merle Gorman, also told Biden he was “too old for the job.”
Responding to the voter and defending his son, Biden said, “You’re a damn liar, man. That’s not true. And no one has ever said that. No one has proved that.”
Biden then challenged Gorman to do pushups and verbally attacked and insulted the voter on personal terms saying, “I’m not sedentary” and continued his insults by saying, “Look, fat, look, here’s the deal.”
WATCH: A tense exchange with a voter at @JoeBiden’s event in New Hampton, IA this morning, where a voter started out by telling Biden he had two problems with him: he was too old, and his son’s work in Ukraine pic.twitter.com/ok7m0ShFPd
— Molly Nagle (@MollyNagle3) December 5, 2019
Clearly, Biden doesn’t like to be challenged by voters.
Judging by Biden’s overreaction to questions he doesn’t like, he’s proving he doesn’t have the temperament to run for president.