Republicans Catch Biden Lying Again

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

President Joe Biden has earned the criticism of conservatives for telling a “ridiculous tall tale” during a speech he gave at a U.S. Veteran’s town hall in Delaware on Friday (December 16).

During his remarks, Biden claimed his uncle Frank won a Purple Heart for actions he took in World War II.

Biden told the town hall that, in 2008, when he was elected Vice President, his father relayed that Biden’s uncle had “fought in the Battle of the Bulge” and was meant to receive a Purple Heart but never did.

Biden relayed that his father asked him if he could help his uncle get the Purple Heart to “surprise him.”

The President claimed that he got his uncle the Purple Heart because “he had won it in the Battle of the Bulge” and presented it to his uncle Frank at a family gathering, despite Frank’s objections.

A New York Post article debunking Biden’s claims revealed that Biden’s father, Joseph R. Biden Sr., died in September 2002, six years before Biden became Vice President, and that Biden’s uncle, Frank Biden, passed three years earlier in 1999.

The New York Post also revealed that neither Frank Biden’s tombstone nor obituary indicates he is a Purple Heart recipient.

Conservatives took to social media to call Biden out for his statements, with radio host Mark Simone tweeting that Biden is the “biggest serial liar elected,” noting that the President was caught in yet another “ridiculous tall tale.”

Others called out the media for not questioning Biden about his claims, suggesting that if the media were “less dishonest,” Biden and White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre would be “peppered with” questions.