Biden ‘misspeaks’ again, this time claiming he was VP during Parkland shooting

Biden ‘misspeaks’ again, this time claiming he was VP during Parkland shooting
Joe Biden (Image via Twitter)

Or maybe he’s just channeling Forest Gump. A day after proclaiming that “poor kids are just as bright as white kids” — a distinction that must be confusing to the 17 million white families who are beneath the poverty line in America, presidential wannabe Joe Biden addressed the issue of gun violence, telling reporters in Iowa:

I watched what happened when the kids from Parkland marched up. … I met with them, and then they went up on the hill, when I was Vice President.

Only he didn’t. The shootings in Parkland, Fla., occurred place in 2018, two years after Biden left office. According to Bloomberg:

An official with the Biden campaign said the former vice president was thinking of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, when he misspoke. That attack, in which 20 children between six and seven years old were killed along with six staff members, was in December 2012.

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Shorter official with the Biden campaign: Joe was confused.

Wherein lies the problem. Joe is often confused. He was confused last week when he extended his sympathies to the citizens of Houston “and also in Michigan” over the ‘tragic events’ that had occurred in those places. Except that neither place had witnessed a mass shooting. Biden should have said El Paso and Ohio.

He aspires to the most demanding job in America, a job that makes no allowances for lapses of memory as a result of aging. It is high time he stepped down for the good of the American people.

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer and regular contributor to "Liberty Unyielding."