In the first interview he gave after announcing his 2020 presidential run, Joe Biden told the ladies of The View that he was proud of the fact that there were no scandals in the Obama administration. What a laugh.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Biden: ‘Not One Single Whisper of Scandal’ During the Obama Administration
Former vice president and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said on Friday that the thing he was most proud of about the Obama administration was that there was “not one single whisper of scandal.”
“The thing I’m proudest of is we, coincidentally, we were each in a different part of the country and we were each talking to groups of people that were being televised. On the same day, purely coincidentally, we were asked what are you proudest of from your administration? You know what I said—he said the same thing, though probably a bit more clearly than I did: Not one single whisper of scandal,” Biden said on ABC’s The View. “That’s because of Barack Obama.”
This has been a common refrain among Democrats and people in the media. In 2018, Obama himself declared his presidency was free from scandal.
“I didn’t have scandals, which seems like it shouldn’t be something you brag about,” Obama said.
Watch the video:
Who does Joe think he’s kidding?
Here are just three of the many examples of Obama era scandals, via the Heritage Foundation:
– Operation Fast and Furious. The Obama Justice Department lost track of thousands of guns it had allowed to pass into the hands of suspected smugglers, in the hope of tracing them to Mexican drug cartels. One of the guns was used in the fatal 2010 shooting of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. Congress held then-Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt when he refused to turn over documents about the operation.
– IRS abuses. Mr. Obama’s Internal Revenue Service did something Richard Nixon only dreamed of doing: It successfully targeted political opponents. The Justice Department then refused to enforce Congress’s contempt citation against the IRS’s Lois Lerner, who refused to answer questions about her agency’s misconduct.
– Benghazi. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others were killed in the attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Libya. With less than two months to go before the 2012 election, the State Department falsely claimed the attack was not a terrorist attack but a reaction to an anti-Muslim film. Emails from the secretary later showed that she knew the attack was terrorism. Justice Department prosecutors even convinced a magistrate judge to jail the filmmaker.
You see, Joe. We have this thing now called the internet. You should look it up.