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LATEST FALSE FACT-CHECKS ON JOE BIDEN

LATEST FALSE FACT-CHECKS ON JOE BIDEN

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Joe Biden
Stated on December 16, 2022 in a town hall for U.S. veterans:
After Joe Biden became vice president, at the behest of his father, he gave his uncle, Frank H. Biden, a Purple Heart for serving in the U.S. military during World War II.

By Yacob Reyes • December 20, 2022

Joe Biden
Stated on December 16, 2022 in a speech:
Says he has been to “Afghanistan, Iraq and those areas” twice as president.

By Tom Kertscher • December 20, 2022

Joe Biden
Stated on October 27, 2022 in a speech in Syracuse, N.Y.:
The price of gas is “down from over $5 when I took office.”

By Louis Jacobson • October 28, 2022

Joe Biden
Stated on October 23, 2022 in a forum with Now This:
Student loan forgiveness is “passed. I got it passed by a vote or two. And it’s in effect.”

By Louis Jacobson • October 25, 2022

Joe Biden
Stated on July 6, 2022 in a speech in Cleveland:
The “average federal income tax” paid by the richest Americans is “8%. … If you’re a cop, a teacher, a firefighter, union worker, you probably pay two to three times that.”

By Louis Jacobson • July 13, 2022

Joe Biden
Stated on June 2, 2022 in a speech:
Gun manufacturers are “the only industry in the country” that have immunity from lawsuits.

By Samantha Putterman • June 8, 2022

Joe Biden
Stated on May 12, 2022 in a tweet:
“When President Biden took office … there was no vaccine available.”

By Louis Jacobson • May 16, 2022

Joe Biden
Stated on April 11, 2022 in a press conference:
“You couldn’t buy a cannon when, in fact, the Second Amendment passed.”

By Yacob Reyes • April 12, 2022

Joe Biden
Stated on March 1, 2022 in his State of the Union address:
“I’ve been in and out of Iraq and Afghanistan over 40 times.”

By Samantha Putterman • March 3, 2022

Joe Biden
Stated on January 11, 2022 in a speech in Atlanta:
As a youth, “I got arrested” protesting for civil rights.

By Jeff Cercone • January 13, 2022

Joe Biden
Stated on December 12, 2021 in an interview with Rita Braver of CBS:
“I’ve been against that war in Afghanistan from the very beginning.”

By Louis Jacobson • December 15, 2021

Joe Biden
Stated on November 30, 2021 in a conversation at a technical college in Minnesota:
“I used to drive a tractor trailer … I only did it for part of a summer.”

By Jon Greenberg • December 3, 2021

Joe Biden
Stated on December 1, 2021 in remarks at the White House:
“The number of small businesses is up 30% compared to before the pandemic.”

By Louis Jacobson • December 2, 2021

Joe Biden
Stated on November 3, 2021 in a news conference.
“No governor in Virginia has ever won when…he or she is the same party as the sitting president.”

By Warren Fiske • November 12, 2021

Joe Biden
Stated on August 20, 2021 in remarks:
Al-Qaida is “gone” from Afghanistan.

By Amy Sherman • August 23, 2021

Joe Biden
Stated on July 22, 2021 in a CNN town hall:
“The cost of an automobile, it’s kind of back to what it was before the pandemic.”

By Louis Jacobson • July 23, 2021

Joe Biden
Stated on June 23, 2021 in a White House announcement:
“The Second Amendment, from the day it was passed, limited the type of people who could own a gun and what type of weapon you could own.”

By Jon Greenberg • June 25, 2021

Joe Biden
Stated on May 3, 2021 in remarks on the American Families Plan:
For vaccine rates among Americans 65 and older, “there’s virtually no difference between white, Black, Hispanic, Asian American.”

By Victoria Knight • May 11, 2021

Joe Biden
Stated on March 25, 2021 in press conference:
“We’re sending back the vast majority of the families that are coming.”

By Miriam Valverde • March 25, 2021

Joe Biden
Stated on February 16, 2021 in remarks at a CNN town hall:
“If we kept (the minimum wage) indexed to inflation, people would be making $20 an hour right now.”

By Louis Jacobson • February 18, 2021

Joe Biden
Stated on October 25, 2020 in a “60 Minutes” interview:
“I can send every qualified person to a four-year college in their state for $150 billion.”

By Noah Y. Kim • October 30, 2020

Joe Biden
Stated on October 15, 2020 in a town hall:
“The boilermakers union has endorsed me because I sat down with them and went into great detail with leadership [about] exactly what I would do.”

By Jessica Calefati • October 21, 2020

Joe Biden
Stated on October 15, 2020 in an ABC town hall:
“They eliminated the funding for community policing.”

By Louis Jacobson • October 15, 2020

Joe Biden
Stated on October 10, 2020 in a comment to reporters:
Senate Republicans’ move to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court in an election year is “not constitutional.”

By Bill McCarthy • October 13, 2020

Joe Biden
Stated on October 5, 2020 in an NBC town hall in Miami:
During the Obama/Biden administration “18,000 people got clemency.”

By Amy Sherman • October 6, 2020

Joe Biden
Stated on September 20, 2020 in a speech:
“The Trump campaign asked that I release the list (of potential Supreme Court nominees) only after (Ruth Bader Ginsburg) passed away.”

By Bill McCarthy • September 22, 2020

Joe Biden
Stated on September 20, 2020 in a speech in Philadelphia:
“There’s no court session between now and the end of this election.”

By Louis Jacobson • September 21, 2020

Joe Biden
Stated on September 17, 2020 in a CNN town hall:
“If the president had done his job, had done his job from the beginning, all the people would still be alive. All the people. I’m not making this up. Just look at the data.”

By Bill McCarthy • September 18, 2020

Joe Biden
Stated on September 9, 2020 in a speech in Warren, Mich.:
“Military COVID infected: 118,984. Military COVID deaths: 6,114.”

By Louis Jacobson • September 10, 2020

Joe Biden
Stated on September 2, 2020 in a speech in Wilmington, Del.:
Says he was the first person to call for invoking the Defense Production Act.

By Louis Jacobson • September 4, 2020
Joe Biden
Stated on July 22, 2020 in a SEIU roundtable discussion:
“McDonald’s (makes) you all sign noncompete contracts that you cannot go across town to try to get a job at Burger King.”

By Jon Greenberg • July 28, 2020

Joe Biden
Stated on July 22, 2020 in a town hall:
No U.S. presidents elected before Donald Trump were racist.

By Sophie Austin • July 27, 2020

Joe Biden
Stated on May 21, 2020 in a video:
“You weren’t allowed to own a cannon during the Revolutionary War as an individual.”

By Louis Jacobson • June 29, 2020

Joe Biden
Stated on May 22, 2020 in an interview on The Breakfast Club radio show:
“The NAACP has endorsed me every time I’ve run.”

By Amy Sherman • June 1, 2020

Joe Biden
Stated on March 15, 2020 in a debate:
Because the Federal Reserve recently cut interest rates to near 0%, “the Fed will be of little consequence now. They’ve already used what leverage they have.”

By Louis Jacobson • March 18, 2020

Joe Biden
Stated on March 3, 2020 in a tweeted video:
Video shows President Donald Trump saying COVID-19 is Democrats’ “new hoax.”

By Daniel Funke • March 15, 2020

Joe Biden
Stated on February 7, 2020 in comments during the New Hampshire presidential primary debate:
Sanders’ “Medicare for All” plan “would cost more than the entire federal budget that we spend now.”

By Shefali Luthra • February 13, 2020

Joe Biden
Stated on September 12, 2019 in a Democratic debate:
Says the Obama administration “didn’t lock people up in cages.”

By Miriam Valverde • September 13, 2019

Joe Biden
Stated on September 3, 2019 in an NPR interview:
Referring to the Iraq War, “immediately, the moment it started, I came out against the war at that moment.”

By Miriam Valverde • September 5, 2019

Joe Biden
Stated on August 7, 2019 in a campaign stop in Iowa:
Says Donald Trump “asserted that immigrants would quote, ‘carve you up with a knife’.”

By Jon Greenberg • August 9, 2019

Joe Biden
Stated on May 1, 2019 in an interview:
“I was always labeled as one of the most liberal members of the United States Congress.”

By John Kruzel • May 6, 2019

Joe Biden
Stated on July 27, 2016 in an appearance on MSNBC:
Says Donald Trump “is going to go out and carpet bomb” the Middle East.

By C. Eugene Emery Jr. • August 2, 2016

Joe Biden
Stated on April 29, 2016 in a speech at the Vatican:
“In the United States alone we lose more than 3,000 people a day to cancer.”

By Louis Jacobson • May 9, 2016

Joe Biden
Stated on May 8, 2012 in a speech:
“When we took office, let me remind you, there was virtually no international pressure on Iran.”

By Eric Stirgus • May 14, 2012

Joe Biden
Stated on April 1, 2012 in a “Face the Nation” interview:
“General Motors is the largest corporation in the world again.”

By Becky Bowers • April 9, 2012

Joe Biden
Stated on August 30, 2011 in remarks at a campaign fundraiser:
Says U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget proposal “eliminates Medicare” in 10 years.

By Dave Umhoefer • September 7, 2011

Joe Biden
Stated on January 17, 2010 in a fundraiser in Florida:
“As long as I have served . . . This is the first time every single solitary decision has required 60 senators.”

By Catharine Richert • January 22, 2010

Joe Biden
Stated on December 31, 2007 in a campaign event in Ames, Iowa:
“Barack Obama hasn’t passed any (bills).”

By Adriel Bettelheim • January 7, 2008

Joe Biden
Stated on December 31, 2007 in a campaign event in Ames, Iowa:
“John doesn’t have a record in the Senate. John’s only passed four bills. They’re all about post offices.”

By Adriel Bettelheim • January 7, 2008

Joe Biden
Stated on November 2, 2007 in statement on Web site:
“In the 1990s, the Biden Crime Bill added 100,000 cops to America’s streets. As a result, murder and violent crime rates went down eight years in a row.”

By Wes Allison • November 2, 2007

Joe Biden
Stated on September 26, 2007 in Hanover, N.H.:
“There are 300,000 babies born deformed every year in this country because of women who are alcoholics while they’re carrying those children to term.”

By Angie Drobnic Holan • September 27, 2007

By Stan Norwalk

B.A. Degree, Major in Economics, Minor in Psychology, MBA Degree in Finance and Business; Ex- school teacher; 7 years of business consulting for major corporations including Mt Sinai Medical Center and Citi Bank; 25 years of owning and operating a high tech communications and satellite company in manufacturing, sales and service; Assistant Chairman of The Polish-Jewish Dialogue Committee working with the Polish Consulate to promote better relations between Jews and Christians; Spoke at the Polish Consulate and the Kosciuszko Foundation; Board member Queens College Presidents Community Advisory Board; 20 + years Board member of the Kew Gardens Hills Civic Association; Member of the Queens Boro Presidents Aviation Advisory Council; Assistant State Committeeman, Ex vice president of the JFK Regular Democrat Club; Have been asked to run for public office by senior Democrat leaders; Financing a scholarship program at Adelphi University for students in need; Created a free baseball ticket program in collaboration with the NY Yankees, NY Mets and the Brooklyn Cyclones to send kids and their families to baseball games, etc. Nearly 10,000 tickets have been given away; Writing a Column for the Central-Queens GOP.

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