One-on-one interview with Joe Biden

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DALLAS, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – Joe Biden knows full well that a victory here in the Keystone State could pave the way for him to win the White House.

We asked Joe Biden questions on a wide range of topics. The first involved his position on fracking.

“What do you want Americans to know, especially those who are connected to the natural gas industry, the fossil fuel industry what the candidates expect under a Biden Administration should you be elected,” asked Eyewitness News.

“I would not, I will not ban fracking. I said no fracking on Federal land, number one. Number two, the coal and natural gas industry and oil is not going to be fundamentally changed. They’re already in transition. They’re already in transition. What I’m saying is we will not continue to subsidize, give tax breaks to oil companies which carbon capture what’s coming off gas and oil,” responded Biden.

And what about his plan to deal with the coronavirus pandemic?

“Look, follow what the scientists are saying. If we just wear these masks we can save 100,000 lives. I’ve laid out a detailed plan how we can open up our businesses and how we can open up our schools safely,” Biden responded.

We asked the former Vice President about his son Hunter Biden and questions about his oversees business dealings.

“Questions and controversy have been raised about your son,” asked Eyewitness News.

“There is no controversy. It’s a flat lie because the President has nothing else to run on. He noticed while the American people are talking about what’s happening to their family he has no plan, at the debate he has no plan. Everything from Wall Street Journal even other major news says what he is saying is simply not true about my son… it’s classic Trump” responded Biden.

And Biden tells us he’s not reading too much into polls. We asked him about polling in 2016 at about the same time prior to the election in which Hillary Clinton was leading then candidate Donald Trump.

“I feel good about where we are. Let’s put in perspective every poll we are involved with that has us in the lead I’m not counting that. I’m trying to earn every single vote, has us well beyond where Hillary Clinton was and every poll has him well below where it was because so far the President hasn’t said what he’s going to do the next four years that would change anything,” responded Biden.

Biden’s campaign staff tells us they are confident Pennsylvania will turn blue come November 3.

We asked Biden questions on several topics including fracking, the coronavirus pandemic and questions surrounding his son Hunter’s overseas business dealings while he was Vice President.

“What do you want Americans to know especially those who are connected to the natural gas industry the fossil fuel industry what the candidates expect under a Biden Administration should you be elected,” asked Eyewitness News.

 “I would not I will not ban fracking. I said no fracking on Federal land— number one. Number two the coal and natural gas industry and oil is not going to be fundamentally changed. Their already in transition what I’m saying is we will not continue to subsidize give tax breaks to oil companies which come out to $40 billion dollars. They will not get that money it will be put into research and development to figure out how to carbon capture what’s coming off gas and oil,” responded Biden.

Biden says he’s confident Pennsylvania will turn blue on November 3. We will have more tonight on Eyewitness News at 11 p.m.

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