Everything former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democrat nominee for president, has been doing since he was nominated is for show.
Every word he says, every step he takes, every time he peaks his head out of his basement it is staged based on what he believes his voters want.
Which is why it is no surprise that as he heads to Kenosha, Wisconsin, days after the president did, he has proclaimed that he wants the officers involved in the Jacob Blake shooting charged.
But what is a stunner is that Democrat Florida Rep. Val Demings, a former police officer herself, mocked him for it.
Demings was talking to CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer on Wednesday after the former vice president’s remarks and he asked her if she agreed.
“I want to begin with some of the things that the attorney general (William Barr), said in your last interview with him,” she said.
“He said, you know you asked him about what he would say to the Blake family, and he said that he would talk about in excessive force cases there is an investigation that takes place and that due process is a part of that investigation.
“What he should have added, though, is that his main job is make sure that justice is served. And so that’s for the Blake family and also the police officer that is involved.
“And look if the evidence in the case indicates that the officer should be charged that that is the direction that should be taken.
“Apparently the vice president has some information that I have not had access to,” she said with a laugh, mocking him. “Justice is really what we want to see.”
But Biden, who wants to be president desperately, did not see it that way as he has apparently seen enough to charge the officers.
“I think we should let the judicial system work its way,” he said to reporters in Wilmington, Delaware. “I do think there’s a minimum and they need to be charged.”
It is in line with what his former boss, former President Obama, did with police when he was in charge, seeing them as guilty prior to a trial.
His campaign attempted to fix what he said later on, but the damage had already been done to what police officers are likely going to think of him.
“He believes that, based on everything he has seen, charges appear warranted, but that there should be a full investigation to ensure all the facts are known first,” the Biden official said.
“It is essential that officers in situations like this are held accountable, under due process,” he said.
A return to an Obama / Biden administration would be a return to blaming police and making heroes of criminals and no one should want that.