Joe Biden has made yet another bizarre statement.
He said something completely false that could get him in serious trouble.
But the lie that he just told about his son might be Biden’s worst scandal yet.
Joe Biden had two sons, Hunter Biden and Beau Biden. Of course, you probably already know the stories about Hunter, who is a former drug addict who sold his father’s influence to foreign oligarchs.
His other son, Beau, was a more respectable and upstanding citizen, at least on the surface. He served as Attorney General for the state of Delaware and was, to the best of our knowledge, never a crack addict at any point in his life.
Beau tragically died in 2015 at the young age of 46. His cause of death was brain cancer, or at least that’s what every single medical report and news report stated.
However, Joe Biden remembers things a little bit differently.
Instead of dying at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, Joe Biden says that his son Beau died on the battlefield in Iraq.
According to the Washington Examiner, “President Joe Biden invoked the memory of his late son Beau Biden Wednesday while declaring the Camp Hale Continental Divide a national monument but said the former Delaware attorney general and military reservist ‘lost his life in Iraq.’”
In his speech, Biden extolled the bravery of the soldiers who trained at Camp Hale, and compared their sacrifice to his son Beau.
“American soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division scaled that 1800-foot cliff, at night, caught the Germans by surprise, captured key positions, and broke through the Germans’ defensive line at a pivotal point in the war.”
“Just imagine – I mean it sincerely – I say this as a father of a man who won the Bronze Star, the conspicuous service medal, and lost his life in Iraq. Imagine the courage, the daring, and the genuine sacrifice – genuine sacrifice they all made.”
Beau Biden did indeed serve in Iraq, and he should be commended for that.
According to the article, “Prior to his death, Biden’s eldest son served as a reservist in the Delaware Army National Guard and was awarded a Bronze Star for his service in Iraq.”
But it is factually false to say that he died in Iraq, and it is a slap in the face to everyone who did for Joe Biden to make a claim like which is provably false.
The truth is, he tragically died of an aggressive form of brain cancer, as the article highlights: “Beau died in 2015 following a battle with aggressive brain cancer believed to have been caused by exposure to toxic burn pits while serving overseas.”
Joe Biden needs to be much more careful about telling the truth.
And if he is going to ever win back the trust of the American people, which clearly has been lost as his approval rating slides lower and lower, then he is going to have to stop making statements like this.