Appearing on "Larry King Live" on CNN Monday night, Vice President-elect Joe Biden referred to Governor Blagojevich as "a guy who is not capable of governing."
I know in our system you are innocent until proven guilty but those tapes that were released by the special prosecutor, excuse me, by the US Attorney seem incredibly, incredibly incriminating. It's a decision for the people of Illinois to make and the legislature of Illinois to make but from where I sit he looks like a guy who is not capable of governing.
Asked what would happen if Blagojevich appointed someone to fill Barack Obama's vacant senate seat, Biden said he hoped to God it doesn't happen:
He's got to understand that if he were to pick any nominee at this point, that person would be so tainted that it would really make it virtually impossible for them to represent the state of Illinois, whether or not they're good, bad or indifferent. I hope to God he wouldn't do that.
Watch the interview (Blagojevich comments begin 22 minutes in):