On Tuesday, the former VP gave a local interview to Adrienne Pedersen of Milwaukee ABC station WISN’s 12 News, and at the tail end was asked about Johnson’s latest move in his ongoing effort to damage Hunter Biden using the Senate Committee on Homeland Security’s investigative authority.

“Wisconsin’s Republican Senator Ron Johnson put out a statement — on Homeland Security letterhead! — saying Hunter Biden, together with other Biden family members, profited off the Biden name,” Pedersen said, and asked “Is there any legitimacy to Senator Johnson’s claims?”

“None whatsoever!” an incensed Biden replied. “This is the same garbage Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s henchman, it’s a last-ditch effort in this desperate campaign to smear me and my family.”