Perhaps it was not so strange in September when President Joe Biden searched the crowd at a White House event for a dead congresswoman. He’s apparently interacted with the dead before.
This time, as detailed in a video shared on Twitter on Friday by the Republican National Committee, Biden’s encounter with the deceased involved a conversation with his “Uncle Frank.”
Biden recounted that when he “got elected” vice president, his father told him that his uncle, Frank Biden, had fought in the Battle of the Bulge, which occurred in 1944, and that Frank allegedly earned a Purple Heart for wounds suffered in that fight.
Biden said his father told him that Frank had never received his Purple Heart. As a surprise, since Frank was apparently in poor health, Biden said his father encouraged him, as the recently elected vice president, to rectify the situation.
“I got him the Purple Heart. He had won it,” Biden recalled.
“I remember he came over the house, and I was going to present it to him with the family there,” said Biden.
When shown the medal, Frank reportedly replied, “I don’t want the damn thing.’” When Biden asked his uncle why he was refusing the honor, Frank said, “The others died. I lived. I don’t want it.”
The problem, according to the RNC, is that Uncle Frank died in 1999 — nine years before Biden was elected vice president.
The other problem for our 80-year-old president is that, as the New York Post reported, Biden’s father passed away in 2002 — six years before he was elected vice president.
Frank Biden did serve in World War II and may have, in fact, fought at the Battle of the Bulge.
But, the Post further noted, “Frank Biden’s tombstone does not identify him as a Purple Heart honoree, nor does his obituary. A partial registry of known Purple Heart recipients also doesn’t note anyone by that name receiving the award, though that database is not comprehensive.”
This anecdote also appears to be the first time Biden has told the story of Uncle Frank.
The Post then went on the offer a long litany of times Biden has lied about his personal history, both before and after becoming president.
Back in September, as The Free Press reported, Biden spoke at the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health.
During his remarks, he called out, “Jackie, are you here? Where’s Jackie? I didn’t think she was — she wasn’t going to be here — to help make this a reality.”
“Jackie” was Republican Rep. Jackie Walorski of Indiana, who had been co-chairwoman of the House Hunger Caucus. She died tragically in a car crash while in her home state on Aug. 3.
Biden even issued a statement at the time of her passing, expressing his sorrow and ordering flags flown at half-mast in her honor.