Former Vice President Joe Biden, 76, recently claimed in a new campaign video he just released that he met with the families of all the victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, but one victim’s brother came right out and called that a lie. “This issue of gun violence has been a concern of mine for a long, long time. What really got to me though really firsthand was what happened up at Sandy Hook,” Biden states in the video. “I think I met with every one of the parents and or the families of those who were lost — little kids.”
“I met with the police officers who investigated that. They had great difficulty handling what they saw, just going in and seeing those babies and it just enraged me,” he continued. “When I sat down with those parents — I’ve lost a child, not to gun violence [but] I’ve lost two children. It is the most devastating thing that could happen to a parent. But I can’t fathom, fathom how they must have felt.” Using his dead children to campaign again… nauseating.
JT Lewis, 19, lost his six-year-old little brother Jesse on that horrific day in the attack. He says that Biden’s claim is untrue… that former President Barack Obama had met with each of the grieving families — not Biden. “This is a lie. Obama came to Sandy Hook and met with every family. Joe Biden DID NOT,” Lewis responded. “In fact, my family was not allowed on Air Force One because we refused to support Obama/Biden gun control efforts.”
Ouch… that certainly has the ring of truth unlike just about anything that comes out of Joe Biden’s gaffetastic mouth. Later, Lewis would double down on his claim with a series of tweets criticizing Biden for falsely claiming to have experienced Sandy Hook firsthand while it was actually Obama who did so. Lewis also referenced a previous claim by Biden where he stated that he met with the families of the deadly Parkland shooting in 2018. At the time, President Trump was in office and Biden’s claim was quickly debunked.
In the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre, 20 young children and six teachers died. For Biden to use it for political fodder is monstrous.
For @JoeBiden, Sandy Hook was a breaking point.
In his own words, watch him describe meeting the families and first responders of Newtown—and how this resonated with his own experience of losing a child. #GunSafetyPresident https://t.co/frfrgwl4VL pic.twitter.com/JKJKdfy8jB
— Giffords (@GiffordsCourage) October 21, 2019
“Joe Biden just claimed that he came to Sandy Hook after the shooting and met with every family who lost someone,” Lewis tweeted. “It was actually Obama who did that, NOT Joe Biden.”
“Biden also thought he was VP when Parkland happened,” he added. “[Biden] is either a liar or he’s losing his mind.” I’ll go with the latter although the former is certainly in line for Biden as well.
This is a lie. Obama came to Sandy Hook and met with every family. Joe Biden DID NOT.
In fact, my family was not allowed on Air Force One because we refused to support Obama/Biden gun control efforts. https://t.co/SSIv7SpHVL
— JT Lewis (@thejtlewis) October 23, 2019
From The Daily Wire:
“He also clarified that the Obama administration offered to fly the families of Sandy Hook victims to Washington, D.C. on Air Force One if they would lobby on behalf of gun control. Accordingly, Lewis, who is a staunch advocate of the Second Amendment, was not one of those selected.
“Lewis announced in July that he would be running for a seat in the Connecticut State Senate in 2020. He stated that he was inspired to seek public office after Jesse was one of 20 first-graders murdered in the elementary school shooting in 2012.
“Jesse is largely credited with saving the lives of many of his classmates. After the gunman’s firearm temporarily jammed, Jesse yelled for his classmates to run while he stayed behind and defended his teacher, according to law enforcement. Several students were able to escape before the gunman started firing again.”
Joe Biden just claimed that he came to Sandy Hook after the shooting and met with every family who lost someone.
It was actually Obama who did that, NOT Joe Biden.
Biden also thought he was VP when Parkland happened. @JoeBiden is either a liar or he’s losing his mind.
— JT Lewis (@thejtlewis) October 23, 2019
This is yet one more lie for Biden. Another is just as bad – via The Daily Mail:
“In August, Biden had recounted to a crowd in New Hampshire that during his time as vice president he traveled to Kunar Province in Afghanistan, to award a combat medal to a U.S. Navy captain who had rappelled 60 feet down a treacherous cliff to retrieve a fallen comrade’s body.
“Poised to pin a silver star on the serviceman’s uniform, in Biden’s version, he stopped when the sailor told him he didn’t deserve it.
“‘He said, ‘Sir, I don’t want the damn thing!’,’ he said last Friday. ”Do not pin it on me, Sir! Please, Sir. Do not do that! He died. He died!”
“Biden added: ‘That is God’s truth, my word as a Biden.’ It was false.
“The key elements of the story were a Navy captain getting the silver star from Biden in Kunar province for an act of bravery involving rappelling.
“Biden visited Afghanistan’s Kunar province in 2008, when he was still a U.S. senator, and was there when Major General David Rodriguez bestowed a bronze star on an Army enlisted man – Specialist Milez Foltz.
“That is the only medal ceremony in Kunar province which comports with his telling.
“But then in 2011, Biden went to Wardak province – where he did bestow a bronze star on a reluctant hero.
“The recipient, Staff Sgt. Chad Workman, apparently did protest that his bravery wasn’t worthy of recognition. He had run into a burning vehicle to save a friend’s life, only to discover that his body was already ‘melting.’
“‘I tried to get out of going’ to the medal presentation, he told the Post.
“But Workman did not rappel at all, did not receive the silver star and was not in the Navy, and was enlisted, not an Army captain.
“In fact the Pentagon has no record of any Army captain receiving a Silver Star during the period of time covered by Biden’s anecdote.
“The daring cliffside descent in Biden’s campaign story was that of another man, Army Ranger Kyle J. White, according to the Post.
“He got his medal at the White House years later – a Medal of Honor – from President Barack Obama.
“That means Biden conflated at least three stories which took place over six years and threw in a change of branch and moved the hero from being enlisted to being commissioned.
“Challenged on it after the Washington Post published its analysis, he told its columnist Jonathan Capehart: ”I was making the point how courageous these people are, how incredible they are, this generation of warriors, these fallen angels we’ve lost.
“‘I don’t know what the problem is. What is it that I said wrong?'”
The Obama administration only offered a ride to DC on Air Force One to a select few who were lobbying for gun control.
— JT Lewis (@thejtlewis) October 24, 2019
Even the leftist media has to call Biden out on his lies. Both his physical and mental abilities are being strongly questioned on both sides of the political aisle and his corrupt dealings in Ukraine and China are not helping.
It’s par for the course for Democrats to lie to puff themselves up politically. Hillary Clinton did it all the time, so did Obama. Biden just happens to be lousy at it and most likely senile.