Joe Biden is probably one of the scuzziest old-school politicians. This is the type of guy who would sell his own mother for a couple of votes. And you don’t have to just take my word for it. Biden has a long and very well-documented history of using dead family members to elicit sympathy for himself and his political ambitions… and he’s STILL doing it, today.
Remember Joe’s first wife and daughter who died in that car accident back in 1972? Well, reports indicate it was actually Joe’s wife’s fault, that she somehow turned the car into the path of an on-coming tractor trailer. The man who hit her was devastated, and he was the first person who rushed to the car, to help the family. Authorities didn’t charge the man for the accident, proving he did nothing wrong.
But despite that, Joe spread rumors around that a drunk driver killed his wife, smearing this poor man’s name during his political speeches so he could get some sympathy points from the public.
It got so bad, the daughter of the man, who had since died, demanded Joe stop smearing her father and asked for an apology.
CBS reported that just a week before Christmas, 1972, the wife of newly-elected Sen. Joe Biden and the couple’s baby daughter were killed – and their two sons badly injured – when the Biden family car was broadsided by a truck at an intersection in Delaware.
The truck driver, Curtis Dunn, was never charged in the crash. But, his daughter Pam Hamill says, he too, suffered, reports CBS News correspondent Bob Orr.
“He grieved over that,” Hamill said. “He was haunted and was tormented by that for years.”
Dunn died in 1999, but since then his family has endured widespread rumors and reports that he had been drinking just before the collision.
At least twice, Biden himself has made public references to alcohol being involved in the crash. In 2007 Biden said the truck driver “allegedly … drank his lunch.” And multiple news outlets, including CBS News, have reported that Dunn was drunk.
Hamill disputes that – saying her dad had not been drinking.
“The truth is, it was a tragic accident,” she said. “No alcohol was involved.”
The police reports have been lost, but Delaware Judge Jerome Herlihy, who investigated the crash, supports Hamill’s claim.
He told CBS News, “There was no indication that the truck driver had been drinking.”
And last fall, a spokesman for Biden said that the senator “fully accepts the Dunn family’s word that these rumors were false.”
Now Pam Hamill simply wants the record to be cleared, and her father’s reputation restored
“He was a good, hard working man and wonderful father,” she said.
The New Americanist did a great piece on this story.
The facts are that Joe Biden’s wife accidentally drove into the path of the tractor-trailer. She was killed, along with their baby daughter. His two sons were seriously injured.
For decades, Joe Biden lied about the cause of the accident as he exploited the accident to promote his candidacy. He shamefully changed the details of the story, claiming the driver was drunk and responsible for the accident.
Alcohol was not involved. Somehow the police reports were lost. But, fortunately, Delaware Superior Court Judge Jerome O. Herlihy, who oversaw the police investigation as chief prosecutor, remembered. He said there is no evidence supporting Biden’s claim.
“The rumor about alcohol being involved by either party, especially the truck driver (Dunn), is incorrect,” Herlihy said in 2008.
Police determined that Biden’s first wife drove into the path of Dunn’s tractor-trailer, possibly because her head was turned and she didn’t see the oncoming truck.
Dunn did everything he could to avoid hitting the car. He even overturned his rig while swerving to avoid a collision. He ran to the wrecked car and was the first to render assistance.
Police filed no charges against Dunn, who at that time lived in North East, Md. with his wife, Ruby, and their seven children.
Beginning in the new Millenium, Biden started to embellish the story, seemingly for political gain. During a speech in 2001, Biden told an audience at the University of Delaware that a drunken driver crashed into his family.
He told a similar story during a public appearance in 2007.
The vice-presidential candidate’s misrepresentation of Dunn found its way into major newspapers, including the New York Times.
It also has been repeated on radio and on television by major news journalists, including CBS anchorwoman Katie Couric.
A video of Biden making his unfounded assertion during a public appearance in 2007 was particularly disturbing.
Biden told the crowd, “A tractor-trailer, a guy who allegedly — and I never pursued it — drank his lunch instead of eating his lunch, broadsided my family and killed my wife instantly and killed my daughter instantly and hospitalized my two sons …
Mr. Dunn was tormented by the accident for years.
The tragedy for Biden of losing his wife and daughter is very sympathetic, but embellishing it and accusing an innocent man of drunk driving is not.
Also, if you want to talk about “rumors,” there’s also one that’s been going around, claiming that Joe’s wife was so miserable in the marriage that she actually committed suicide, and planned on taking the whole family with her.
How would Joe like it if people stood on a stage and repeated that rumor?
And trust me, Joe is the one who started that rumor.
I am telling you all of this because Biden is back at it… he’s doing the same damn thing, but with a different dead family member.
This time he’s using his dead son Beau to elicit some sympathy points before the midterms, by lying, stealing valor, and claiming that his son was killed in Iraq. That’s a flat-out lie. Beau Bien died of brain cancer, nowhere near Iraq.
Joe Biden is out there stealing valor, and this is how the New York Times frames it…
I’m sorry, but how on earth do you “fumble” how your son was killed?
He’s said this twice in about a 2-week period. Once in Colorado, and then this latest time, just a couple of days ago:
BIDEN: “Inflation is a worldwide problem right now because of the war in Iraq and the impact on oil from what Russia’s doing — excuse me, the war in Ukraine — I'm thinking of Iraq because that's where my son died, because he died.”
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) November 1, 2022
Joe is trying to paint himself as a “Gold Star” father to the American people just before midterms.
And no, this isn’t Joe’s dementia. This is Joe’s favorite “go-to” political move to score some points and votes.
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