When it comes to gaffes, Joe Biden has been a runaway train for weeks now.
His latest faceplant came this week when he claimed that he was Vice President when the Parkland shooting happened.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Biden Claims He Was Vice President During Parkland Shooting
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Saturday falsely claimed he was the vice president during the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
Biden was speaking at the Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund’s Presidential Gun Sense Forum in Des Moines, Iowa when he confused himself with Vice President Mike Pence, who is still serving in that role.
“The people who are going to make a difference in terms of giving some backbone to those Republicans in particular and a few Democrats who are afraid to take them on–all of you,” Biden said. “We have to go into their communities, take them on. That’s why Mayor Bloomberg is doing such an incredible job. He’s using his fortune and his money to increase the safety of the American people.”
Biden went on to say Democrats were going to organize against Republicans and supporters of the National Rifle Association.
“When you show up– I watched what happened when the kids from Parkland marched up and I met with them and then they went off up to the Hill when I was vice president and then they went off the hill to go into those neighborhoods,” Biden said.
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His Democrat competitors are starting to see what’s going on.
The Associated Press reports:
Biden is still the Democrat to beat, but rivals see weakness
In a barn down a gravel road in Iowa, Joe Biden tore into President Donald Trump’s moral character, declaring in one of the fiercest speeches of his campaign that the words of the American president matter.
The next day, Biden’s own words tripped him up. He told an audience in Des Moines that poor children are “just as bright and just as talented as white kids,” before immediately clarifying his remarks.
The back-to-back episodes magnified the promise and the peril of Biden’s candidacy. Three months after announcing his White House bid, he remains atop early polling for Democratic candidates, buoyed by a long history with voters and a belief among many of them that his decades of experience best position him to defeat Trump. Those attributes appear to have helped the former vice president withstand weeks of attacks on his lengthy record in politics.
But Biden’s rivals remain confident that his fumbles, like the one in Iowa this week, eventually will catch up to him, undermining his electability argument.
How much longer is his campaign going to last?